anterior nasal spine


Anatomy Monday: Top anatomy of 2013

Here are the most viewed Anatomy Monday posts of 2013. 5. Anterior nasal spine 4. Superior foramina of the nasopalatine canal 3. Nasolabial fold 2. Mental foramen 1. Incisive foramen If there are any other anatomical entities you’d like to see covered in the upcoming posts, please leave a comment […]


Lateral Cephalometric Skull Anatomy – Part IV

This post will be all about the maxilla. Anterior nasal spine (yellow arrow) – anterior-most point where right and left maxilla meet on the midline forming a protruding bone spicule. A point (white arrow) – the deepest point between the anterior nasal spine and prosthion. Prosthion (yellow dotted arrow) – […]


Anatomy Monday: Anterior Nasal Spine (maxilla) 7

This week’s anatomy is the anterior nasal spine which is found in the midline at the floor of the nasal cavity as a bony protuberance where the right and left maxilla meet (as seen on the skull below – orange arrow).On radiographs, this will appear as an inverted triangle or […]