Palatovaginal canal

Dr Craig Hacking et al.

The palatovaginal canal is a small short canal located at the articulation of the sphenoidal process of palatine bone and the vaginal process of the medial pterygoid plate of the sphenoid bone.

It transmits the pharyngeal nerve, a branch of the maxillary division of the trigeminal nerve (CN Vb) from the pterygopalatine fossa and the pharyngeal branch of maxillary artery.

See also

Head and neck anatomy
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rID: 52668
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
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