Vidian nerve

Vidian nerve, also known as the nerve of the pterygoid canal or nerve of the Vidian canal, is so named because of the canal in which is travels: the Vidian canal.

It is formed by the confluence of two nerves:

The nerve exits its canal in the pterygopalatine fossa and joins the pterygopalatine ganglion.

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rID: 2273
Section: Anatomy
Tags: refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Nerve of pterygoid canal
  • Nerve of the Vidian canal

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