Basisphenoid & Alisphenoid

(Ventral view)

The medial portion of this bone is the basisphenoid. The alisphenoid extends laterally and has 3 foramina through which nerves and blood vessels pass.

Basisphenoid & Alisphenoid

(Anteroventral view)

At it's anterior margin the basisphenoid articulates with the presphenoid. This articulation completes the anterior most foramina.

anterior view lateral view

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