Foramen cecum (frontal bone)
|Foramen cecum (frontal bone)|
Frontal bone. Inner surface. (Foramen cecum visible as black hole near center bottom.)
Base of the skull. Upper surface. (Foramen cecum is third label from the top.)
|Latin||Foramen caecum ossis frontalis|
|Anatomical terms of bone|
The foramen cecum varies in size in different subjects, and is frequently impervious; when open, it transmits the emissary vein from the nose to the superior sagittal sinus. This has clinical importance in that infections of the nose and nearby areas can be transmitted to the meninges and brain from what is known as the danger triangle of the face.
- Anatomy image: skel/internal2 at Human Anatomy Lecture (Biology 129), Pennsylvania State University look for #2
- "Anatomy diagram: 34257.000-2". Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator. Elsevier. Archived from the original on 2014-01-01.