anterior clinoid process

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anterior clinoid process

[TA]
the posteriorly directed projection that is the medial end of the sphenoidal ridge (lesser wing of sphenoid); it provides attachment for the free edge of the tentorium cerebelli.

an·te·ri·or cli·noid pro·cess

(an-tēr'ē-ŏr klin'oyd pros'es) [TA]
The posteriorly directed projection that is the medial end of the sphenoidal ridge (lesser wing of sphenoid); it provides attachment for the free edge of the tentorium cerebelli.
Synonym(s): processus clinoideus anterior [TA] .

an·te·ri·or cli·noid pro·cess

(an-tēr'ē-ŏr klin'oyd pros'es) [TA]
Posteriorly directed projection that is the medial end of the sphenoidal ridge (lesser wing of sphenoid); it provides attachment for the free edge of the tentorium cerebelli.
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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).
Surgical removal of the anterior clinoid processes to expose of the structures of the cavernous sinus is more difficult when the interclinoid ligament is ossified, due to the established neural and vascular relationships (oculomotor, trochlear, abductor, ophthalmic and mandibular nerves, internal carotid artery, cavernous sinus and coronary sinus) (Ozdogmus et al.

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