"Cranial Fossa, Posterior" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The infratentorial compartment that contains the CEREBELLUM and BRAIN STEM. It is formed by the posterior third of the superior surface of the body of the sphenoid (SPHENOID BONE), by the occipital, the petrous, and mastoid portions of the TEMPORAL BONE, and the posterior inferior angle of the PARIETAL BONE.
|Cranial Fossa, Posterior
- Cranial Fossa, Posterior
- Cranial Fossas, Posterior
- Fossa, Posterior Cranial
- Fossas, Posterior Cranial
- Posterior Cranial Fossa
- Posterior Cranial Fossas
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