Sphenoid bone

The sphenoid bone is located at the base of skull.

Gross anatomy

Parts of the sphenoid bone include:


The sphenoid bone articulates with twelve bones. Unpaired bones include: frontal, ethmoid, vomer, and occipital. Paired bones include: zygomatic, parietal, temporal, and palatine.

Fissures, foramina, grooves and canals

The sphenoid bone includes:

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rID: 37479
Section: Anatomy
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Cases and figures

  • Sphenoid bone sup...
    Figure 1: superior view
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    Figure 2: posterior view
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