cranial base

cra·ni·al base

[TA]
the sloping floor of the cranial cavity. It comprises both the external base of cranium (external view) and the internal base of cranium (internal view).
Synonym(s): basis cranii [TA], basicranium ☆ , base of cranium

cra·ni·al base

(krānē-ăl bās) [TA]
Sloping floor of cranial cavity; comprises both external base of cranium and internal base of cranium.
Synonym(s): base of cranium, basicranium.

cranial base,

n.pl the bones forming the base of the skull. In cephalometric analysis, defined by the angle formed by a line drawn basion to point S (sella turcica) and from point S to point N (frontonasal suture).
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separated craniocerebral aspergillosis with sinonasal origin into 3 types, based on CT and MR findings: type 1: sinonasal disease with intracerebral aspergillosis without being contiguous, type 2: sinonasal disease contiguous with intracranial extradural extension and type 3: sinonasal disease with only orbital and/or cranial base bone invasion/destruction.
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Day previously was director of cranial base surgery and vice chairman for academic affairs, as well as associate residency program director in the Department of Neurosurgery, at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.