Base of skull

The base of skull, also known as the cranial base or the cranial floor, is the most inferior area of the skull. It is composed of the endocranium and the lower parts of the skull roof.

Skull base
Base of the skull, inner surface
Base of the skull, inferior or outer surface. Showing various muscle attachments.
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Identifiers
Latinbasis cranii
externa et. interna
MeSHD019291
TAA02.1.00.044
FMA52801
Anatomical terms of bone

Structure

Structures found at the base of the skull are for example:

Bones

There are five bones that make up the base of the skull:

Sinuses

Foramina of the skull

Sutures

Other

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