Condylar canal

The condylar canal, or canalis condylaris, is a skull base canal in the posterior cranial fossa, located in the condylar fossa. It is the largest of the emissary foramina of the skull 1.

Summary

Variant anatomy

The condylar canal has a variable presence and is seen only in ~55% (range 50-60%) of cases. It is more commonly bilateral.

Anatomy: Head and neck
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Article information

rID: 28229
Section: Anatomy
Tag: cases, pm, pm, refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Posterior condylar canal
  • Canalis condylaris

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: inferior view
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  • Figure 2: superior view
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