Computed tomography review of the osseous structures of the orbital apex

  • Eldan Kapur Department of Anatomy “Prof. Dr. Hajrudin Hadžiselimović” Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
  • Faruk Dilberović Department of Anatomy “Prof. Dr. Hajrudin Hadžiselimović” Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
Keywords: orbital apex, CT, optic canal, superior orbital fissure, inferior orbital fissure, pterygopalatine fossa, foramen rotundum

Abstract

In this paper, we described osseous anatomy of the orbital apex using CT in axial and coronal projections. The main osseous landmarks facilitate the evaluation of orbital apex in radiology, especially on the axial and coronal CT scans. These landmarks include so called optic strut, small segment of the greater wing of the sphenoid bone and upper part of the pterygopalatine fossa. We also concentrate attention upon visualisation and review of the optic canal, superior and inferior orbital fissure, pterygopalatine fossa and foramen rotundum.

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Computed tomography review of the osseous structures of the orbital apex
Published
2003-08-20
How to Cite
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Kapur E, Dilberović F. Computed tomography review of the osseous structures of the orbital apex. Bosn J of Basic Med Sci [Internet]. 2003Aug.20 [cited 2020Nov.25];3(3):50-3. Available from: https://www.bjbms.org/ojs/index.php/bjbms/article/view/3529
Section
Anatomy