Supraorbital notch; Supraorbital foramen - Incisura supraorbitalis; foramen supraorbitale

Images

Description

At the junction of medial and intermediate thirds of the sueprciliary arch is a notch, sometimes converted into a foramen, the supraorbital notch or foramen, which transmits the supraorbital vessels and nerve. A small aperture in the upper part of the notch transmits a vein from the diploë to join the supraorbital vein. The supraorbital margin ends laterally in the zygomatic process


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 > Frontal bone > Squamous part > External surface > Supraorbital margin > Supraorbital notch; Supraorbital foramen

Translations