Foramen spinosum - Foramen spinosum



In the posterior angle of great wing, near to and in front of the spine, is a short canal, sometimes double, the foramen spinosum, which transmits the middle meningeal vessels and a recurrent branch from the mandibular nerve.

This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Axial skeleton > Cranium > Sphenoid bone > Greater wing > Foramen spinosum