Inferior orbital fissure
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The skull from the front. (Label for inferior orbital fissure is at center right.)
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LatinFissura orbitalis inferior
TAA02.1.00.084
FMA54802
Anatomical terminology
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The lateral wall and the floor of the orbit are separated posteriorly by the inferior orbital fissure which transmits the zygomatic branch of the maxillary nerve and the ascending branches from the pterygopalatine ganglion. The infraorbital vessels are found in the inferior orbital fissure, and travel down the infraorbital groove into the infraorbital canal and exit through the infraorbital foramen. Inferior division of ophthalmic vein passes through the inferior orbital fissure.

It is formed by the sphenoid bone and maxilla.

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References

This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 189 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

External links

  • lesson3 at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (orbitforamina) (#3)
  • "Anatomy diagram: 34256.000-1". Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator. Elsevier. Archived from the original on 2014-01-01.
  • "Anatomy diagram: 34257.000-1". Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator. Elsevier. Archived from the original on 2014-01-01.