Vidian nerve

Last revised by Dr Francis Deng on 21 Nov 2020

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 it 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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Cases and figures

  • Pterygopalatine ganglion
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  • Interconnection diagram
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