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Carotid canal

classconnection.s3.amazonaws.com_257_flashcards_769257_jpg_inferior_skull1318363030385.jpg Is the passage way in the temporal bone through which the internal carotid artery enters the middle cranial fossa from the neck.

The canal starts on the inferior surface of the temporal bone at the external opening of the carotid canal (also referred to as the carotid foramen). The canal ascends at first vertically, and then, making a bend, runs horizontally forward and medialward. The canal's internal opening is near the foramen lacerum above which the internal carotid artery passes on its way to the cavernous sinus.

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