openings of carotid canal

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openings of carotid canal

[TA]
the orifice at each extremity of the carotid canal in the pyramidal petrous part of the temporal bone; the external opening of the carotid canal is on the inferior surface of the pyramid; the internal opening of the canal is at the apex of the petrous part.
Synonym(s): carotid foramen
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o·pen·ings of ca·rot·id ca·nal

(ōpĕn-ingz kă-rotid kă-nal) [TA]
The orifice at each extremity of the carotid canal in the pyramidal petrous part of the temporal bone.
Synonym(s): carotid foramen.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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CT scan revealed an osteolytic lesion of the petrous apex of the temporal bone with loss of clear bony margins of the carotid foramen (Figure 7(a)).
(c) The most severe bone lytic changes were observed around the carotid foramen (arrows).
It enters through the carotid foramen and ascends vertically in the petrous temporal bone to the level of the cochlea through the bony carotid canal.