Hiatus of the facial canal

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Bone: Hiatus of the facial canal
Coronal section of right temporal bone.
Gray's subject #34 142
/ Elsevier

A shallow groove, sometimes double, leading lateralward and backward to an oblique opening, the hiatus of the facial canal, for the passage of the greater superficial petrosal nerve and the petrosal branch of the middle meningeal artery.

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