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The incisive foramen (also known as nasopalatine foramen or anterior palatine foramen) is the oral opening of the nasopalatine canal. It is located in the maxilla in the incisive fossa, midline in the palate posterior to the central incisors, at the junction of the medial palatine and incisive sutures. It can be single or multiple.
Radiographically, incisive foramina appear as ovoid radiolucencies between the roots of the central incisors.
The incisive foramen is the potential site for the incisive canal cyst formation.