Fosa temporal - Fossa temporalis


The temporal fossa is a shallow depression on the side of the skull bounded by the temporal lines and terminating below the level of the zygomatic arch. Boundaries : medial: os frontale, os parietale, os temporale, os sphenoidale, os occipitale (bones of neurocranium), lateral: temporal fascia, anterior: posterior surface of the frontal process of the zygomatic bone and the posterior surface of the zygomatic process of the frontal bone, Superior: Pair of temporal lines (superior and inferior temporal lines) that arch across the skull from the zygomatic process of the frontal bone to the supramastoid crest of the temporal bone, inferior: zygomatic arch laterally and by the infratemporal crest of the greater wing of the sphenoid medially. Contents : temporalis muscle, deep temporal arteries, deep temporal nerves, superficial temporal artery (from external carotid), zygomaticotemporal nerve.

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