7: Temporal and Infratemporal Fossae

CHAPTER 7

TEMPORAL AND INFRATEMPORAL FOSSAE

Overview and Topographic Anatomy

Borders of the Temporal Fossa

Contents of the Temporal Fossa

Borders of the Infratemporal Fossa

Contents of the Infratemporal Fossa

Questions

Overview and Topographic Anatomy

GENERAL INFORMATION

TEMPORAL FOSSA

Related to the temple of the head

Communicates with the infratemporal fossa beneath the zygomatic arch

INFRATEMPORAL FOSSA

An irregularly shaped fossa inferior and medial to the zygomatic arch

Communicates with the pterygopalatine fossa at the pterygomaxillary fissure

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Borders of the Temporal Fossa

OVERVIEW

Border

Structures

Superior

Superior temporal line of the skull

Inferior

Zygomatic arch

Anterior

Frontal process of the zygoma

Zygomatic process of the frontal bone

Posterior

Superior temporal line of the skull

Floor

Frontal, greater wing of the sphenoid

Parietal and squamous part of the temporal bones (including the pterion)

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Contents of the Temporal Fossa

VASCULAR SUPPLY

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