The carotid groove is a anatomical groove in the sphenoid bone located above the attachment of each great wing of the sphenoid bone. The groove is curved like the italic letter f, and lodges the internal carotid artery and the cavernous sinus.
Sphenoid bone. Upper surface. (Carotid groove visible at left center.)
Base of the skull. Upper surface. (Sphenoid bone is in yellow, and carotid groove is labeled at center of sphenoid.
|Latin||sulcus caroticus ossis sphenoidalis|
|Anatomical terms of bone|
- "Anatomy diagram: 34257.000-2". Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator. Elsevier. Archived from the original on 2014-01-01.