clinoid processes


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clinoid processes

[klī′noid]
Etymology: Gk, kline, bed, eidos, form; L, processus
the anterior, middle, and posterior processes of the sphenoid bone at the base of the skull.
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The particular emphasis of the cranial work was on the following locations: where those cranial nerves cross the borders of tentorium cerebelli, as they pass through cavernous sinus, where the particularly vulnerable spot was, the fibro-osseous canal beneath the posterior clinoid processes, at sutura petrobasilaris, and where those nerves enter the orbit through fissure orbital is superior.
The anterior clinoid processes of the lesser wing of the sphenoid are lateral to the tuberculum sella and project posteriorly.
Meningiomas in this region originate from the tuberculum sella, anterior clinoid processes, diaphragma sellae, planum sphenoidale and upper clivus (Figure 9).