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Greater palatine canal

Greater palatine canal
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Left palatine bone. Posterior aspect. Enlarged. (Pterygopalatine canal labeled at center left.)
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Left maxillary sinus opened from the exterior. (Label "Probe in pterygopalatine canal" at center right.)
Details
Latin canalis palatinus major
Identifiers
Gray's p.160
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Anatomical terminology

The greater palatine canal (or pterygopalatine canal) is a passage in the skull that transmits the descending palatine artery, vein, and greater and lesser palatine nerves between the pterygopalatine fossa and the oral cavity.

Structure

The greater palatine canal starts on the inferior aspect of the pterygopalatine fossa. It goes through the sphenoid and palatine bones to reach the palate, ending at the greater palatine foramen. From this canal, accessory canals branch off; these are known as the lesser palatine canals.

The canal is formed by a vertical groove on the posterior part of the maxillary surface of the palatine bone; it is converted into a canal by articulation with the maxilla.

The canal transmits the descending palatine vessels, the greater palatine nerve, and the lesser palatine nerve.

See also

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References

This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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