Sphenopalatine foramen

The sphenopalatine foramen is formed at the junction of the sphenopalatine incisure (palatine bone) with the sphenoid bone in the medial wall of the pterygopalatine fossa. The sphenopalatine foramen opens into the superior nasal meatus. It transmits the nasopalatine nerve, posterior superior nasal nerves and sphenopalatine artery and vein.


Head and neck anatomy
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rID: 28238
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tags: pm, refs, cases
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