The Skull Bones – Orbital View

Author: Scott A. Sheffield MS

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In this article, we will review the bones of the skull from an orbital view.

Bones Overview:

  1. image descriptionFrontal bone (os frontale).
  2. image descriptionSphenoid bone (os sphenoidale).
  3. image descriptionEthmoid bone (os ethmoidale).
  4. image descriptionZygomatic bone (os zygomaticum).
  5. image descriptionLacrimal bone (os lacrimale).
  6. image descriptionMaxilla bone (os maxilla).
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Frontal Bone:

  1. image descriptionSupraorbital notch or foramen (foramen supraorbitale frontalis).
  2. image descriptionOrbital surface or plate (facies orbitalis frontalis).
Unlabelled image of the orbital view of the skull
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Frontal bone orbital markings
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Sphenoid Bone:

  1. image descriptionOrbital surface of the greater wing (facies orbitalis sphenoidalis).
  2. image descriptionLesser wing (ala minor sphenoidalis).
  3. image descriptionOptic canal (canalis opticus sphenoidalis).
  4. image descriptionSuperior orbital fissure (fissura orbitalis superior sphenoidalis).
Unlabelled image of the orbital view of the skull
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skull bones markings - orbital view - optic canal - divisions
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Sphenoid bone orbital markings
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Learn the bones of the body quickly and efficiently thanks to these interactive skeletal system quizzes and worksheets.

Zygomatic Bone:

  1. image descriptionOrbital surface (facies orbitalis).
Unlabelled image of the orbital view of the skull
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Orbital view of the orbital surface of the zygomatic bone.
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Ethmoid Bone:

  1. image descriptionOrbital plate (laminal orbitalis ethmoidalis).
Unlabelled image of the orbital view of the skull
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Orbital view of the orbital plate of the ethmoid bone.
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Lacrimal Bone:

  1. image descriptionLacrimal groove (sulcus lacrimalis).
Unlabelled image of the orbital view of the skull
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Orbital view of the lacrimal groove
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Maxilla Bone:

  1. image descriptionOrbital surface (facies orbitalis maxillae).
  2. image descriptionInfraorbital foramen (foramen infraorbitale maxillae).
Unlabelled image of the orbital view of the skull
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Labelled image of the infraorbital foramen of the skull
Labelled image of the infraobrital foramen of the skull with divisions shown
Orbital view of maxilla bone markings
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Between Bones:

  1. image descriptionInferior orbital fissure (fissura orbitalis inferior).
Unlabelled image of the orbital view of the skull
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Orbital view of the inferior orbital fissure.
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Test yourself:

  1. Skull bones overview – Orbital view [image descriptionShow/image descriptionHide answers]

 

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Orbital view of the skull bones overview - test yourself
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  1. ┬áSkull bone markings – Orbital view: [image descriptionShow/image descriptionHide answers]
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Orbital view of the skull bone markings - test yourself
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Interactive quizzes about the bones of the orbit

Orbital Skull Bone Markings Quiz

Orbital Skull Bones Quiz