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Anterior ethmoidal foramen

Other Terms: Foramen ethmoidale anterius, Foramen ethmoïdal antérieur

Description

The anterior ethmoidal foramen is a small opening formed when the anterior ethmoidal notch on the superior margin of the ethmoid bone corresponds to a similar small notch in the frontal bone creating a small foramen in the sutural junction of the two bones. The foramen transmits the anterior ethmoidal nerve, a branch of the nasociliary nerve, into the anterior and middle ethmoidal sinuses and nasal cavity. Sometimes this small foramen forms entirely within the orbital plate of the ethmoid bone.

Latin

Foramen ethmoidale anterius

French

Foramen ethmoïdal antérieur

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