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Lacrimal Bone Anatomy

Lacrimal Bone Anatomy on Lateral View:

The lacrimal bone (L., lacrima – tear) is a small facial bone that forms a portion of the anterior medial wall of the orbit.

 

  1. image descriptionLacrimal fossa (or lacrimal sulcus; fossa for lacrimal sac) – depression along the junction of the lacrimal bone and maxilla bone that holds the lacrimal sac; tears formed by the sac drain through a duct into the nasal cavity.
Lacrimal bone on lateral view with zoom-in view
Lacrimal fossa on lateral view with label
Lacrimal fossa on lateral view highlighted with color and label
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  1. image descriptionOrbital plate (or orbital surface) – thin plate of bone that forms a portion of the medial wall of the orbit posterior to lacrimal fossa.
Lacrimal bone on lateral view with zoom-in view
Orbital plate on lateral view with label
Orbital plate on lateral view highlighted with color and label
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An image of the lacrimal bone with labels of orbital plate and lacrimal fossa.
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