emissary foramen

any foramen in a cranial bone that gives passage to an emissary vein.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Sphenoidal emissary foramen — Infobox Bone Name = Sphenoidal emissary foramen Latin = Foramen venosum GraySubject = 35 GrayPage = 150 Caption = Sphenoid bone. Upper surface. (Sphenoidal emissary foramen labeled at left, fourth from bottom.) Caption2 = Base of the skull. Upper …   Wikipedia

  • sphenoidal emissary foramen — 2. f. venosum …   Medical dictionary

  • Emissary veins — Vein: Emissary veins Latin vena emissaria The emissary veins are valveless veins which normally drain external veins of the skull into the dural venous sinuses. However, because they are valveless, pus can flow into the skull through them as well …   Wikipedia

  • Foramen magnum — Bone: Foramen magnum Occipital bone. Inner surface. Gray s subject #31 129 …   Wikipedia

  • foramen venosum — [TA] sphenoidal emissary foramen: an opening occasionally found medial to the foramen ovale of the sphenoid for the passage of a vein from the cavernous sinus; called also f. of Vesalius …   Medical dictionary

  • Foramen — A natural opening. Although a foramen is usually through bone, it can be an opening through other types of tissue, as with the foramen ovale. * * * An aperture or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure. SYN: trema (1). [L. an… …   Medical dictionary

  • Foramen ovale (skull) — Infobox Bone Name = Foramen ovale of Sphenoid Latin = foramen ovale ossis sphenoidalis GraySubject = 35 GrayPage = 150 Caption = Sphenoid bone. Upper surface. (foramen ovale labeled at left, third from bottom) Caption2 = Horizontal section of… …   Wikipedia

  • Foramen lacerum — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = 47 GrayPage = 192 Caption = Base of the skull. Upper surface. (Foramen lacerum is labeled at center left, and is visible as the large hole between yellow sphenoid, red temporal, and blue… …   Wikipedia

  • Mastoid foramen — Bone: Mastoid foramen Left temporal bone. Inner surface. (Mastoid foramen labeled at bottom left.) …   Wikipedia

  • Mental foramen — Bone: Mental foramen Mandible. Outer surface. Side view. (Mental foramen visible at left.) Latin foramen mentale Gray s …   Wikipedia

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