Levator veli palatini

Dr Jeffrey Cheng and Dr Craig Hacking et al.

The levator veli palatini is one of the 5 paired muscles of the soft palate. It is a cylindrical muscle which together form a V-shaped sling behind and above the soft palate.


Head and neck anatomy
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rID: 52964
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Levator palatini
  • Levator palati

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