Scaphoid fossa - Fossa scaphoidea

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Above the pterygoid fossa is a small, oval, shallow depression, the scaphoid fossa, that lodges the thickened cartilaginous part of the auditory tube and that gives origin to the Tensor veli palatini at his lateral margin.


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Axial skeleton > Cranium > Sphenoid bone > Scaphoid fossa

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