Superior orbital fissure: Structures passing through

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  • Lacrimal nerve
  • Frontal nerve
  • Trochlear nerve
  • Superior branch of occulomotor nerve
  • Abducent nerve
  • Nasociliary nerve
  • Inferior branch of occulomotor nerve

The mnemonic helps to recall all the nerves passing through Superior orbital fissure. Other structures passing through it are Superior & inferior ophthalmic veins, Meningeal branch of the lacrimal artery and anastomotic branch of middle meningeal artery which anastomoses with the recurrent branch of lacrimal artery.



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