Flashcards in Sphenoid Bone Deck (10)
This bone is VERY important and it is One bone.
The 2 large inferior projections that come down from the Sphenoid bone are called?
The Pterygoid Process
Function of the Sphenoid is?
Attachment for Muscles
The Sphenoid Bone has 2 plates (processes) name them.
the Medial and Lateral Pterygoid Plates (processes)
Which Pterygoid Plate is flatter and thicker?
the Lateral Pterygoid Plate
Which Pterygoid Plate is thinner?
The Medial Pterygoid Plate
The depression b/w the plates (the area that is b/w the medial and lateral plate) is called?
The Pterygoid Fossa
The most inferior extension of the Medial Pterygoid Plate is called?
(it can show up on the Maxillary Molar projections)
What 3 things can you see on the Sphenoid Bone looking at it from the floor of the Cranial Vault?
1. Sella Turcica
2. Greater Wings
3. Lesser Wings