Illustrated anatomical parts with images from e-Anatomy and descriptions of anatomical structures
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Petrous part >
Apex of petrous part >
Carotid canal >
External opening of carotid canal
The external opening of carotid canal is a roughly circular opening on the inferior surface of the petrous portion of the temporal bone by which the internal carotid artery enters the carotid canal.
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