Sigmoid sulcus

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Bone: Sigmoid sulcus
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Left temporal bone. Inner surface. (Sigmoid sulcus visible at center left.)
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Base of the skull. Upper surface. (Sigmoid sulcus not labeled, but is visible near mastoid foramen.)
Latin sulcus sinus sigmoidei ossis temporalis
Gray's subject #34 142
Dorlands
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The inner surface of the mastoid portion of the temporal bone presents a deep, curved groove, the sigmoid sulcus, which lodges part of the transverse sinus; in it may be seen the opening of the mastoid foramen.

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