Middle cranial fossa

The butterfly-shaped middle cranial fossa lies deeper within the internal cranial base in its center, and it is wider than the anterior cranial fossa.

This fossa in its central part houses the pituitary gland and temporal lobes of the brain on the sides of it.

It is formed by the:

The borders of the middle cranial fossa are defined by:

The middle cranial fossa has several openings: