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Cranial Fossa, Posterior MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Cranial Fossa, Posterior
Tree Number(s)
A01.456.830.200
A02.835.232.781.750.400
Unique ID
D003388
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003388
Annotation
NIM when merely locational; entry term CLIVUS: restrict to posterior cranial fossa; other clivus sites are indexed under specific cranial bone, as clivus ossis occipitalis goes under OCCIPITAL BONE; neopl: coord IM with SKULL BASE NEOPLASMS (IM)
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Clivus
NLM Classification #
WE 705
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under SKULL 1964-90
History Note
91(64); was see under SKULL 1964-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/06/14
Cranial Fossa, Posterior Preferred
Clivus Narrower
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