Pterygopalatine ganglion

Last revised by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard on 25 Mar 2022

The pterygopalatine ganglion (also known as the nasal ganglion, or sphenopalatine ganglion) is one of four parasympathetic ganglia of the head and neck and largest of the peripheral parasympathetic ganglia. It receives parasympathetic fibers from the facial nerve.

Gross anatomy

Roots
Branches

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: pterygopalatine ganglion
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  • Figure 2: connections between CN V and CN VII
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  • Figure 3: pterygopalatine ganglion and nasal nerves
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  • Figure 4: maxillary division of the trigeminal nerve
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