Comprehensive review of the mastoid foramen Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1007/s10143-020-01329-9 PMID: 32507931 Web of Science: 000538696400002
International Collaboration

Cited authors

  • Wang, Cindy; Lockwood, Joseph; Iwanaga, Joe; Dumont, Aaron S.; Bui, C. J.; Tubbs, R. Shane


  • Anatomical variations of the mastoid foramen have been observed to vary in a number of qualities including size, number, and location. These variants have the potential to become problematic during surgical approaches to the posterior cranial fossa and mastoid part of the temporal bone, and should thus be appreciated by the surgeon. Herein, we discuss the mastoid foramen in detail including issues with such foramina that should be known to the neurosurgeon.


Publication date

  • 2020

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0344-5607