Posterior surface of petrous part - Facies posterior partis petrosae

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The posterior surface of petrous part forms the front part of the posterior fossa of the base of the skull, and is continuous with the inner surface of the mastoid portion.


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 http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

Anatomical hierarchy

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

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