External opening of carotid canal - Apertura externa canalis carotici

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The external opening of carotid canal is a roughly circular opening on the inferior surface of the petrous portion of the temporal bone by which the internal carotid artery enters the carotid canal.


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Axial skeleton > Cranium > Temporal bone > Petrous part > Apex of petrous part > Carotid canal > External opening of carotid canal

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