Flashcards in Infratemporal region Deck (6)
What forms the medial boundary of the infratemporal region?
lateral pterygoid plate of the sphenoid
What forms the lateral boundary of the infratemporal region?
ramus of the mandible
What are the contents of the infratemporal region?
medial and lateral pterygoid muscles, internal maxillary artery and branches, pterygoid venous plexus, internal maxillary vein, branches of the trigeminal & facial nerves & otic ganglion
What is the embryonic origin of skeletal muscles innervated by the trigeminal nerve?
the skeletal muscle is derived from the branchial arches hence Branchial Efferent (BE)
Identify the muscles of mastication.
temporalis, masseter, medial pterygoid, lateral pterygoid