Lesser palatine foramina

The lesser palatine foramina are 2 small foramina representing the openings in the hard palate of the lesser palatine canal (which is a small accessory canal arising form the greater palatine canal). They are located in the posterior palatine bone posterior to the greater palatine foramen and posteromedial to the third molar tooth, on the base of the pyramidal process.

They transmit the lesser palatine nerves and vessels.

See also


Head and neck anatomy
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rID: 28255
Section: Anatomy
Tags: pm, refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • lesser palatine foramen
  • lesser palatine canal

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