Intrajugular process - Processus intrajugularis



The intrajugular process is a spicule of bone that divides the jugular foramen in two parts: a posterolateral part for the internal jugular vein and an anteromedial part for cranial nerves IX, X and XI.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Axial skeleton > Cranium > Temporal bone > Petrous part > Inferior surface of petrous part > Intrajugular process