Infraorbital groove

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Bone: Infraorbital groove
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Left maxilla. Outer surface. (Infra-orbital groove labeled at upper right.)
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1 Foramen ethmoidale, 2 Canalis opticus, 3 Fissura orbitalis superior, 4 Fossa sacci lacrimalis, 5 Sulcus infraorbitalis, 6 Fissura orbitalis inferior, 7 Foramen infraorbitale
Latin s. infraorbitalis maxillae
Gray's subject #38 159
Dorlands
/ Elsevier
    
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Near the middle of the posterior part of the orbital surface of the maxilla is the infraorbital groove (or sulcus), for the passage of the infraorbital vessels and nerve.

The groove begins at the middle of the posterior border, where it is continuous with that near the upper edge of the infratemporal surface, and, passing forward, ends in a canal, which subdivides into two branches.

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