Zygomatico-orbital foramina

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Bone: Zygomaticoörbital foramina
Left zygomatic bone. Malar surface.
Latin foramen zygomaticoorbitale
Gray's subject #40 165
/ Elsevier

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]


On the orbital process of the zygomatic bone are seen the orifices of two canals, the zygomatico-orbital foramina.

One of these canals opens into the temporal fossa, the other on the malar surface of the bone.

The former transmits the zygomaticotemporal, the latter the zygomaticofacial nerve.

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