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Term:
infratemporal fossa (UBERON:0013422)
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bone fossa +    
skull +    
acetabular fossa 
anatomical point connecting sagittal and lambdoidal sutures 
anterior myodome 
antorbital fenestra 
antorbital notch 
articular fossa of opercle 
asterion of skull 
bregma 
brevis fossa 
cranial cavity 
cranial fossa +  
cranial synchondrosis +  
cranium +  
crotaphion 
dilatator fossa 
distal groove of humerus 
ectepicondylar depression 
entepicondyle fossa 
foramen of skull +  
fossa cubitalis ventralis 
fossa maxillaris 
foveal depression 
glenoid fossa 
incisura fossa 
infraorbital bridge 
infratemporal fossa 
The infratemporal fossa is an irregularly shaped cavity, situated below and medial to the zygomatic arch. Boundaries defined by: anteriorly, by the infratemporal surface of the maxilla and the ridge which descends from its zygomatic process posteriorly, by the articular tubercle of the temporal and the spinal angularis of the sphenoid superiorly, by the greater wing of the sphenoid below the infratemporal crest, and by the under surface of the temporal squama, containing the foramen ovale, which transmits the mandibular branch of the trigeminal nerve, and the foramen spinosum, which transmits the middle meningeal artery inferiorly, by the medial pterygoid muscle attaching to the mandible medially, by the lateral pterygoid plate laterally, by the ramus of mandible, which contains the mandibular foramen, leading to the mandibular canal through which the inferior alveolar nerve passes. This also contains the lingula, a triangular piece of bone that overlies the mandibular foramen antero-medially. Finally, the mylohyoid groove descends obliquely transmitting the mylohyoid nerve the only motor branch of the anterior division of the trigeminal nerve.
intercondylar fossa 
interpterygoid vacuity 
intertrochanteric fossa 
jugal point 
maxillary recess 
metacarpal extensor pit 
nasion 
obelion 
ophryon 
orifice of skull +  
paranasal sinus +  
pericranium 
porion 
posterior myodome 
posttemporal fossa +  
preepiotic fossa 
preorbital fossa 
primary subdivision of skull +  
pro-otic fossa 
pterotic fossa 
pterygomaxillary fissure 
space between upper and lower jaws 
spheno-maxillary fossa 
spheno-petrosal fissure 
spiracular notch 
stephanion 
subscapular fossa 
subtemporal fossa 
suprainiac fossa 
suprascapular fossa 
sylvian point 
temporal fossa 
zygantrum 

Synonyms
Related Synonyms: fossa infratemporalis ;   infratemporal ;   pterygomaxillary fossa
Xrefs: FMA:75308 ;   MESH:D000080884 ;   SCTID:260616009 ;   Wikipedia:Infratemporal_fossa
Definition Sources: Wikipedia:Infratemporal_fossa

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