In the human skull we can see that 3 foramina named as supraorbital notch(foramen) , infraorbital foramen and mental foramen share a common vertical plane.

Is there any surgical significance of for such a geometry or its just a coincidence?enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ Well, your cranial nerves all leave the brain just off center on both sides.. $\endgroup$ May 18, 2017 at 12:13
  • $\begingroup$ Many a times surgeons make use of geometries, so I ask the question. As far as I know all those foramen contain blood vessels too in addition to nerves. $\endgroup$
    – JM97
    May 18, 2017 at 12:21
  • $\begingroup$ Why pick only those three? Include all the foramen (like the foramens magnum and spinosum) and you'll see that they are oriented by function, not some forced geometric orientation. $\endgroup$ May 19, 2017 at 16:14
  • $\begingroup$ I think you have taken it in a different way. My question does this geometry is made use by surgeons. It's made clear in the comment to theforestecologist. $\endgroup$
    – JM97
    May 19, 2017 at 16:29
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    $\begingroup$ I want to know whether this geometry is exploited during any surgical procedure or in craniometry. $\endgroup$
    – JM97
    Jun 24, 2017 at 0:31


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