Sphenoid bone

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Aaron Wong et al.

The sphenoid bone is a large complex unpaired bone of the skull base.

Gross anatomy

Parts of the sphenoid bone include:


The sphenoid bone articulates with twelve bones:

Fissures, foramina, grooves and canals

The sphenoid bone includes:

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rID: 37479
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: superior view
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  • Figure 2: posterior view
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