inferior orbital fissure


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in·fe·ri·or or·bi·tal fis·sure

[TA]
a gap or cleft between the greater wing of the sphenoid and the orbital plate of the maxilla, through which pass the maxillary nerve and the inferior ophthalmic vein or its communicating branches to the pterygoid venous plexus in the infratemporal fossa.
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in·fe·ri·or or·bi·tal fis·sure

(in-fēr'ē-ŏr ōr'bi-tăl fish'ŭr) [TA]
A gap or cleft between the greater wing of the sphenoid and the orbital plate of the maxilla, through which pass the maxillary nerve and the inferior ophthalmic vein or its communicating branches to the pterygoid venous plexus in the infratemporal fossa.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

in·fe·ri·or or·bi·tal fis·sure

(in-fēr'ē-ŏr ōr'bi-tăl fish'ŭr) [TA]
A gap or cleft between the greater wing of the sphenoid and the orbital plate of the maxilla, through which pass the maxillary nerve and the inferior ophthalmic vein or its communicating branches to the pterygoid venous plexus in the infratemporal fossa.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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All the grooves arose from the lateral end of superior orbital fissure except one on the left that arose from foramen meningoorbitale.6 skulls had bilateral grooves, 10 showed only on right And 15 only on the left None of the orbits showed double groove and all grooves ended at posterior end of inferior orbital fissure. (11)
(2004) described anaesthesia diffusing across the PPF and reaching the laterally located abducens nerve via the anterolateral extension of the inferior orbital fissure causing diplopia.
found the distance between the IOF and midpoint of the inferior orbital fissure to be 24 mm whereas Hwang & Baik found it to be 26mm.

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