Scaphoid fossa

In the pterygoid processes of the sphenoid, above the pterygoid fossa is a small, oval, shallow depression, the scaphoid fossa, which gives origin to the Tensor veli palatini.

Scaphoid fossa
Sphenoid bone. Upper and posterior surfaces. (Scaphoid fossa is labeled at left.)
LatinFossa scaphoidea ossis sphenoidalis
Anatomical terms of bone

It is not the same as and has to be distinguished from the scaphoid fossa of the external ear or pinna.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 151 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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