petrooccipital fissure

pet·ro·oc·cip·i·tal fis·sure

[TA]
a fissure between the petrous part of the temporal bone and the basilar part of the occipital bone that extends anteromedially from the jugular foramen; includes the jugular foramen (at its posterior end).

pet·ro·oc·cip·i·tal fis·sure

(pet'rō-ok-sip'i-tăl fish'ŭr) [TA]
A fissure between the petrous part of the temporal bone and the basilar part of the occipital bone that extends anteromedially from the jugular foramen; includes the jugular foramen (at its posterior end).

Ecker,

Alexander, German anatomist, 1816-1887.
Ecker fissure - a fissure between the petrous part of the temporal bone and the basilar part of the occipital bone that extends anteromedially from the jugular foramen. Synonym(s): petrooccipital fissure
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These are: (1) the Kerckring ossicle (ko), (2) posterior intraoccipital synchondrosis (pio), (3) anterior intraoccipital synchondrosis (aio), (4) sphenooccipital synchondrosis (sos), (5) petrooccipital fissure (pof) and (6) occipitomastoid suture (oms).
In this study the petrooccipital fissure began to fuse from the age of 7.