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posterior cranial fossa

 

Definition: the internal base of the skull posterior to the crest of the petrous part of the temporal bones and the dorsum sellae and anterior to the grooves for the transverse sinuses, where the cerebellum, pons, and medulla oblongata rest.

Synonym(s): fossa cranii posteriorTA

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