Jugular foramen

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Jugular foramen
Base of skull. Inferior surface. (label for jugular foramen is at right, third from the bottom)
Gray's subject #46 181

The jugular foramen, a large aperture in the base of the skull. It is located behind the carotid canal and is formed in front by the petrous portion of the temporal, and behind by the occipital; it is generally larger on the right than on the left side


The jugular foramen may be subdivided into three compartments, each with their own contents.

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