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Term:
abnormal middle cranial fossa morphology (MP:0030308)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
abnormal anterior cranial fossa 
abnormal middle cranial fossa morphology +   
any structural anomaly of the butterfly-shaped depression which is centrally located in the cranial floor, narrow in the middle and wider laterally, and houses the temporal lobes of the cerebrum and the pituitary gland; it is separated from the posterior fossa by the clivus and the petrous crest; it is bounded: in front, by the posterior margins of the lesser wings of the sphenoid bone, the anterior clinoid processes, and the ridge forming the anterior margin of the chiasmatic groove; behind, by the superior angles of the petrous portions of the temporal bones and the dorsum sellae; laterally, by the temporal squamae, sphenoidal angles of the parietals, and greater wings of the sphenoid; it is traversed by the squamosal, sphenoparietal, sphenosquamosal, and sphenopetrosal sutures
abnormal posterior cranial fossa morphology +   
abnormal subarcuate fossa morphology +   

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: abnormal fossa cranii media morphology
Broad Synonyms: abnormal middle fossa morphology
Definition Sources: http://teachmeanatomy.info/head/areas/cranial-fossa/middle/, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_cranial_fossa, https://radiopaedia.org/articles/middle-cranial-fossa

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