The infratentorial compartment that contains the CEREBELLUM and BRAIN STEM. It is formed by the posterior third of the superior surface of the body of the sphenoid (SPHENOID BONE), by the occipital, the petrous, and mastoid portions of the TEMPORAL BONE, and the posterior inferior angle of the PARIETAL BONE. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posterior_cranial_fossa ]

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pheno_slim

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Posterior:fossa.png

has broad synonym

posterior fossa

has related synonym

fossa cranii posterior

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UBERON:0008788