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Flashcards in Pterygopalatine Region Deck (9):
1

What are the boundaries of the pterygopalatine region?

- pterygoid process of sphenoid
- vertical plate of the palatine
- posterior surface of the maxilla

2

What openings are associated with the pterygopalatine region?

- inferior orbital fissure
- pterygomaxillary fissure
- sphenopalatine foramen
- foramen rotundum

3

The pterygopalatine region uses the inferior orbital fissure to communicate with what area?

the orbit

4

The pterygopalatine region uses the ptreygomaxillary fissure to communicate with what area?

infratemporal fossa

5

The pterygopalatine region uses the sphenopalatine foramen to communicate with what area?

nasal cavity

6

The pterygopalatine region uses the foramen rotundum to communicate with what area?

middle cranial fossa

7

What are the contents of the pterygopalatine region?

- branches of the pterygopalatine division of the internal maxillary a.
- maxillary division of the trigeminal nerve and its branches
- pterygopalatine ganglion

8

What branch of the internal maxillary a. within the pterygopalatine region was stressed in class (oh really, we actually talked about this section of the book...)?

the vidian artery or artery of the pterygoid canal

9

Which ganglion is the largest parasympathetic ganglion of the head?

sphenopalatine/pterygopalatine/Meckel's ganglion

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