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Meckel's space

Alternative eponyms

  • Cavum Meckelli
  • Meckel's cavity
  • Meckel’s cave

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The cavity, or cleft, between two layers of dura over the petrous portion of the temporal bone that encloses the roots of the trigeminal nerve and the trigeminal ganglion.

Description

The cavity, or cleft, between two layers of dura over the petrous portion of the temporal bone that encloses the roots of the trigeminal nerve and the trigeminal ganglion.

Bibliography

  • J. F. Meckel:
    Tractatus anatomico physiologicus de quinto pare nervorum cerebri.
    Göttingen 1748.

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