Bony anomaly of Meckel's cave.

Academic Article


  • This study describes the seemingly rare occurrence of bone formation within the proximal superior aspect of Meckel's cave thus forming a bony foramen for the proximal trigeminal nerve to traverse. The anatomy of Meckel's cave is reviewed and the clinical potential for nerve compression from this bony anomaly discussed.
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  • Clinical Anatomy  Journal
  • Keywords

  • Adult, Cadaver, Cranial Nerves, Dura Mater, Heart Septum, Humans, Male, Nerve Compression Syndromes, Ossification, Heterotopic, Skull, Subarachnoid Space, Subdural Space, Trigeminal Nerve
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    Author List

  • Tubbs RS; Salter EG; Oakes WJ
  • Start Page

  • 75
  • End Page

  • 77
  • Volume

  • 19
  • Issue

  • 1