Lacrimal bone

Lacrimal bone: Anatomy & FunctionKey facts about the anatomy of the lacrimal bone.
~ 3 min

Let us examine the lacrimal bone (os lacrimale). It takes part in the formation of the medial wall of the orbit.

Lacrimal bone (os lacrimale)
Lacrimal bone (os lacrimale)

On the lateral surface of the bone there is the posterior lacrimal crest (crista lacrimalis posterior).

Posterior lacrimal crest (crista lacrimalis posterior)
Posterior lacrimal crest (crista lacrimalis posterior)

From below, it ends with the lacrimal hamulus (hamulus lacrimalis).

Lacrimal hamulus (hamulus lacrimalis)
Lacrimal hamulus (hamulus lacrimalis)

There is a lacrimal groove (sulcus lacrimalis) in front of the crest.

Lacrimal groove (sulcus lacrimalis)
Lacrimal groove (sulcus lacrimalis)

Together with the lacrimal groove of the maxilla, it forms the fossa for the lacrimal sac (fossa sacci lacrimalis), where the lacrimal sac is located.

Dictionary

Lacrimal bone

lacrimal bone
os lacrimale
posterior lacrimal crest
crista lacrimalis posterior
lacrimal hamulus
hamulus lacrimalis
lacrimal groove
sulcus lacrimalis
fossa for lacrimal sac
fossa sacci lacrimalis
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