supraorbital notch

su·pra·or·bi·tal notch

[TA]
a groove in the orbital margin of the frontal bone, about the junction of the medial and intermediate thirds, through which pass the supraorbital nerve and artery.
See also: supraorbital foramen.
Synonym(s): incisura supraorbitalis [TA]
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su·pra·or·bi·tal notch

(sū'pră-ōr'bit-ăl noch) [TA]
A groove in the orbital margin of the frontal bone, around the junction of the medial and intermediate thirds, through which pass the supraorbital nerve and artery.
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supraorbital notch

A notch in the superior margin of the orbital arch for transmitting supraorbital vessels and nerve.
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supraorbital notch 

An indentation in the orbital margin of the frontal bone, one-third of the way from the nose. The supraorbital nerve and vessels pass through that indentation. Occasionally it is converted into a foramen by ossification.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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distance between the supraorbital notch and the base of the metoptic canal.
The average distances from the frontozygomatic suture, superior aspect of the superior orbital fissure, Whitnall's tubercle, superior aspect of the optic canal, and superior aspect of the supraorbital notch to the metoptic canal were 29.51 [+ or -] 11.20, 15.80 [+ or -] 4.26, 22.85 [+ or -] 9.95, 8.90 [+ or -] 2.74, and 40.62 [+ or -] 8.87 mm in the right side, respectively.
Chung, "Locational relationship of the supraorbital notch or foramen and infraorbital and mental foramina in Koreans," Acta Anatomica, vol.
The supraorbital nerve emerges from the facial bone through the supraorbital notch which lies within the medial one-third of the supraorbital margin, 2 to 3 cm lateral to the midline (Figure 1(a) and Table 1).
It is important that the skin incision be placed laterally to the supraorbital notch to avoid forehead numbness from injury to the supraorbital nerve during surgery [2, 5, 21, 22].
1); height of the supraorbital foramen that is vertical distance between the lowest point along the lower margin of the SOF and supra orbital margin; transverse diameter of supraorbital notch that is transverse distance between the lower ends of medial and lateral margins of the SON; the presence of accessory foramina, their number, location and distance from the main SON/SOF.
The relative position of the IOF in relation to the supraorbital foramen or supraorbital notch (SOF/N) was recorded as lying in the same vertical plane as the SOF/N or lying lateral or medial to this plane.
(2013) carried out in India, it was reported that the frequency of occurrence of the supraorbital notch in the shape of foramen was 28.57-28.14 % on the right and the left respectively in men while it was 50.94-45.28 % in women.
The blood supply originates from the ethmoidal and supraorbital arteries, and the venous drainage takes place at the anastomotic vein located in the supraorbital notch, binding the supraorbital and superior ophthalmic veins.
et al: Locational relationship of the supraorbital notch or foramen and infraorbital and mental foramina in Koreans.
et al (1995),Locational relationship of the supraorbital notch or foramen and infraorbital and mental foramina in Koreans.