Zygomaticofacial foramen

The zygomaticofacial foramen is a small aperture. It perforates the malar surface of the convex zygomatic bone near its center, for the passage of the zygomaticofacial nerve and vessels. Below this foramen is a slight elevation, which gives origin to the Zygomaticus.

Zygomaticofacial foramen
The skull seen from front (zygomaticofacial foramen labeled at center right)
Left zygomatic bone. Malar surface.
LatinForamen zygomaticofaciale
Anatomical terms of bone


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 164 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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