Jun 11, · The facial skeleton serves to protect the brain; house and protect the sense organs of smell, sight, and taste; and provide a frame on which the soft tissues of the face can act to facilitate eating, facial expression, breathing, and speech.
Nov 12, · The facial skeleton is a collective of bones in the skull that comprise the underpinnings of the structures of the face. Some important bones in the facial skeleton include the nasal, mandible, maxilla, and palatine bones.
This lesson focuses on the fourteen facial bones, includes illustrations from an actual skeleton, and outlines the functions of these bones. A summary and brief quiz are also included. form the bridge of the nose; two small oblong plates of bone-lie medial to the frontal processes of the maxillae-articulates with frontal bone, maxillae, and other bones of the nose.
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Featuring over full-color surgical photographs and drawings, this text/atlas is a step-by-step guide to the surgical approaches used to expose the facial skeleton. The authors describe in detail the key anatomic structures and the technical aspects of each approach, so that the surgeon can safely gain access to the region of the craniofacial skeleton requiring surgery/5(15).