petrooccipital fissure

(redirected from Ecker fissure)

pet·ro·oc·cip·i·tal fis·sure

[TA]
a fissure between the petrous part of the temporal bone and the basilar part of the occipital bone that extends anteromedially from the jugular foramen; includes the jugular foramen (at its posterior end).

pet·ro·oc·cip·i·tal fis·sure

(pet'rō-ok-sip'i-tăl fish'ŭr) [TA]
A fissure between the petrous part of the temporal bone and the basilar part of the occipital bone that extends anteromedially from the jugular foramen; includes the jugular foramen (at its posterior end).

Ecker,

Alexander, German anatomist, 1816-1887.
Ecker fissure - a fissure between the petrous part of the temporal bone and the basilar part of the occipital bone that extends anteromedially from the jugular foramen. Synonym(s): petrooccipital fissure