Fossa Temporalis

The temporal fossa localizes on the skull's lateral surface and is bordered by the superior temporal line from above and be the zygomatic arch – from below. Inferiorly fossa communicates with the infratemporal fossa. Another connection is a tiny zygomatic canal for the zygomatic nerve. An entrance to this canal from the temporal fossa is the foramen zygomatioctemporale.

Icon of crossfade image Surfaces and anatomical structures of the temporal fossa
Temporal fossa
Bones, anatomical structures and connections of the temporal fossa.
The list of terms: Fossa temporalis – Temporal fossa
Fossa infratemporalis – Infratemporal fossa
Arcus zygomaticus – Zygomatic arch
Linea temporalis superior – Superior temporal line
Linea temporalis inferior – Inferior temporal line
Foramen zygomaticotemporale – Zygomaticotemporal foramen
Facies temporalis ossis temporalis – Temporal surface of the temporal bone
Facies temporalis ossis parietalis – Temporal surface of the parietal bone
Facies temporalis alae majoris ossis sphenoidalis – Temporal surface of the greater wing of sphenoid bone
Facies temporalis ossis frontalis – Temporal surface of the frontal bone
Facies temporalis ossis zygomatici – Temporal surface of the zygomatic bone
First published: Jan/2020
Last update: 18/Nov/2020