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Fetal Head (12 weeks) Lateral View

Lateral view, stained for bone (alizarin red) and cartilage (alcian blue).

In this lateral (external) view, note the distribution of new bone in the plates of the cranial vault, temporal bone, orbit, upper jaw (maxilla) and lower jaw (mandible) regions.

Bony regions in the lower jaw (mandible) region also show spaces where tooth formation is occurring.

12 Week Images: Sagittal unlabeled | Sagittal labeled | Sagittal medial view | Sagittal lateral view | Pituitary unlabeled | Pituitary labeled | Tongue | Skull Development | Head Development | bone

Ossification Images: Fetal head - lateral view |Fetal head - medial view


Image Source: Prof Virginia Diewert

Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2024, April 17) Embryology Fetal head lateral.jpg. Retrieved from

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