Base of the skull. Inferior surface. Jugular fossa labeled in purple near center.
View of the inner wall of the tympanum. (Jugular fossa visible at bottom.)
|Latin||fossa jugularis ossis temporalis|
|Anatomical terms of bone|
The jugular fossa is a deep depression in the inferior part of the base of the skull. More specifically, it is located in the temporal bone, posterior to the carotid canal and the aquæductus cochleæ. It is of variable depth and size in different skulls; it lodges the bulb of the internal jugular vein.
Left temporal bone. Inferior surface. (Label for jugular fossa at left, sixth from bottom.)
- Picture (#32 on third diagram)
- "Anatomy diagram: 34257.000-1". Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator. Elsevier. Archived from the original on 2014-01-01.
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