Foramen Ovale

There are multiple structures in the human body with the name foramen ovale (plural: foramina ovalia; Latin for "oval hole"):

  • Foramen ovale (heart), in the fetal heart, a shunt from the right atrium to left atrium
  • Foramen ovale (skull), at the base of the skull, one of the holes that transmit nerves through the skull
  • Patent foramen ovale, a small channel in the heart, a remnant of the fetal foramen ovale

Other articles related to "foramen, foramen ovale":

Greater Wing Of Sphenoid Bone - In Man - Structure - Cerebral Surface
... a number of foramina (holes) in it The foramen rotundum is a circular aperture at its anterior and medial part it transmits the maxillary nerve ... The foramen ovale is behind and lateral to this it transmits the mandibular nerve, the accessory meningeal artery, and sometimes the lesser petrosal nerve ... The sphenoidal emissary foramen is occasionally present it is a small aperture medial to the foramen ovale, opposite the root of the pterygoid process it opens below near the scaphoid fossa, and ...
Primary Interatrial Foramen - Closing of Ostium Primum
... the upper and lower limbs of the septum secundum is known as the foramen ovale of the heart ... Additionally, in a subset of the population, the foramen ovale is not overtly patent, however the two septae have not fused ... cause right atrial pressure to exceed left atrial pressure, blood may flow through the foramen ovale from right to left ...
Atrial Septostomy - Procedure
... The catheter is threaded into the foramen ovale, a naturally-existing hole between the atria that normally closes shortly after birth ... The balloon at the end of the catheter is inflated so as to enlarge the foramen ovale enough that it will no longer become sealed ... atrial septostomy impossible, such as an older patient whose foramen ovale has already closed ...
Balloon Septostomy
... Balloon septostomy is the widening of a foramen ovale, patent foramen ovale (PFO), or atrial septal defect (ASD) via cardiac catheterization (heart cath) using a balloon catheter ... catheter is inserted, the deflated balloon catheter is passed from the right atrium through the foramen ovale, PFO or ASD into the left atrium, it is then inflated and pulled back through to the right atrium ...
Primitive Atrium
... of the septum primum this opening is known as the foramen ovale (ostium secundum of Born) and persists until birth ... grows downward from the upper wall of the atrium immediately to the right of the primary septum and foramen ovale ... fuses with the primary septum, and by this means the foramen ovale is closed, but sometimes the fusion is incomplete and the upper part of the foramen remains patent ...