Base of skull

The base of skull, also known as the cranial base or the cranial floor, is the most inferior area of the skull. It is composed of the endocranium and the lower parts of the calvaria.

Skull base
Skull interior anatomy.svg
Base of the skull, inner surface
Skull base anatomy.jpg
Base of the skull, inferior or outer surface. Showing various muscle attachments.
Details
Identifiers
Latinbasis cranii
externa et. interna
MeSHD019291
TA98A02.1.00.044
TA2447
FMA52801
Anatomical terms of bone

StructureEdit

 
Base of the skull. Inferior surface, attachment of muscles marked in red.

Structures found at the base of the skull are for example:

BonesEdit

There are five bones that make up the base of the skull:

 
Exobasis

SinusesEdit

Foramina of the skullEdit

 
Endobasis-resistances beams
 
Endobasis-resistances nodes

SuturesEdit

OtherEdit

 
The foramina in the base of the skull are exit and entry points for veins, arteries and cranial nerves.
 
The cranial nerves as they exit through various foramina.

Additional imagesEdit