The jugular foramen is a large aperture in the base of the skull. It is located behind the carotid canal and is formed in front by the petrous portion of the temporal, and behind by the occipital; it is generally larger on the right than on the left side [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jugular_foramen ]

Synonyms: Posterior lacerate foramen

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Term information

axiom lost from external ontology

relationship loss: subclass braincase and otic capsule opening (AAO:0000051)[AAO]

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external definition

Large foramen that houses the glossopharyngeal and vagus nerves and is located inside the condyloid fossa.[AAO]

One of a pair of openings between the lateral part of the occipital bone and the petrous part of the temporal bones in the skull. The foramen contains the inferior petrosal sinus; the transverse sinus; some meningeal branches of the occipital and ascending pharyngeal arteries; and the glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves. [Free_Online_Medical_Dictionary]

has related synonym

foramen jugulare

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UBERON:0005456