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Case 1070

Anatomy of the pterygopalatine fossa

Author(s)
A. Tomasello, R. Puy, J. Blanch, T. Pujol*, R. Manzanares
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Pterygopalatine fossa in the cranium

    1-Pterygopalatine fossa 2-Maxillary bone 3-Pterygoid apophysis 4-Great wing of the sphenoid 5-Zygomatic arc 6-Temporal bone 7-External auditive canal 8-Palatine bone 9-Ovale foramen

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Pterygopalatine fossa in the cranium;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Axial and Coronal CT, osseous anatomy.
     

    1-Pterygopalatine fossa. 2-Maxillary sinus. 3-Great wing of sphenoid. 4-Inferior orbital fissure. 5-Foramen rotundum. 6-Pterygomaxillary fissure. 7-Palatine bone. 8-Vidian canal. 9-Foramen lacerum. 10-Carotid canal....

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Axial and Coronal CT, osseous anatomy.;

    1-Pterygopalatine fossa. 2-Maxillary sinus. 3-Great wing of sphenoid. 4-Inferior orbital fissure. 5-Foramen rotundum. 6-Pterygomaxillary fissure. 7-Palatine bone. 8-Vidian canal. 9-Foramen lacerum. 10-Carotid canal....

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Axial and Coronal CT, osseous anatomy.;

    1-Pterygopalatine fossa. 2-Maxillary sinus. 3-Great wing of sphenoid. 4-Inferior orbital fissure. 5-Foramen rotundum. 6-Pterygomaxillary fissure. 7-Palatine bone. 8-Vidian canal. 9-Foramen lacerum. 10-Carotid canal....

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Axial and Coronal CT, osseous anatomy.;

    1-Pterygopalatine fossa. 2-Maxillary sinus. 3-Great wing of sphenoid. 4-Inferior orbital fissure. 5-Foramen rotundum. 6-Pterygomaxillary fissure. 7-Palatine bone. 8-Vidian canal. 9-Foramen lacerum. 10-Carotid canal....

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Axial and Coronal CT, osseous anatomy.;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Sagital CT
     

    1-Pterygopalatine fossa. 2-Maxillary sinus. 3-Great wing of sphenoid. 4-Inferior orbital fissure. 5-Foramen rotundum. 6-Pterygomaxillary fissure. 7-Palatine bone. 8-Vidian canal. 9-Foramen lacerum. 10-Carotid canal....

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Sagital CT;

    17-Greater palatine canal.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Sagital CT;

    28-Lesser palatine canal.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Sagital CT;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    Axial CT with contrast.

    1-Pterygopalatine fossa. 2-Maxillary sinus. 23-Maxillary artery. 24-Mandible condyle. 25-Coronoid apophysis. 30-Right pterygoid apophysis (pnematizated)

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Axial CT with contrast.;
     
     
  • Figure 5
    RM imaging
     

    1-Pterygopalatine fossa 2-Foramen rotundum 3-Vidian canal 4-Sphenoidal sinus 5-Apophysis pterygoid 6-Medial pterygoid muscle. 7-Lateral pterygoid muscle. 8-Vomer. 9-Internal carotid 10-Meckel cavum. 11-Maxillary sinus...

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: RM imaging;

    1-Pterygopalatine fossa 2-Foramen rotundum 3-Vidian canal 4-Sphenoidal sinus 5-Apophysis pterygoid 6-Medial pterygoid muscle. 7-Lateral pterygoid muscle. 8-Vomer. 9-Internal carotid 10-Meckel cavum. 11-Maxillary sinus...

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: RM imaging;

    1-Pterygopalatine fossa 2-Foramen rotundum 3-Vidian canal 4-Sphenoidal sinus 5-Apophysis pterygoid 6-Medial pterygoid muscle. 7-Lateral pterygoid muscle. 8-Vomer. 9-Internal carotid 10-Meckel cavum. 11-Maxillary sinus...

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: RM imaging;
     
     
1-Pterygopalatine fossa 2-Maxillary bone 3-Pterygoid apophysis 4-Great wing of the sphenoid 5-Zygomatic arc 6-Temporal bone 7-External auditive canal 8-Palatine bone 9-Ovale foramen
 
1-Pterygopalatine fossa. 2-Maxillary sinus. 3-Great wing of sphenoid. 4-Inferior orbital fissure. 5-Foramen rotundum. 6-Pterygomaxillary fissure. 7-Palatine bone. 8-Vidian canal. 9-Foramen lacerum. 10-Carotid canal. 11-Foramen ovale. 12-Foramen of Vesalius. 13-Anterior genu of the facial canal. 14-Shenopalatine foramen. 15-Internal auditive conduct. 16-Sphenoidal sinus. 17-Greater palatine canal. 18-Sphenoidal sinus. 19-Pterygoid apophysis. 20-Optic canal. 21-Superior orbital fissure. 22-Inferior orbital fissure. 23-Maxillary artery. 24-Mandible condyle. 25-Coronoid apophysis. 26-Frontal sinus. 27-Orbita. 28-Lesser palatine canal. 29-Right pterygoid apophysis (pneumatizated).
 
1-Pterygopalatine fossa. 2-Maxillary sinus. 3-Great wing of sphenoid. 4-Inferior orbital fissure. 5-Foramen rotundum. 6-Pterygomaxillary fissure. 7-Palatine bone. 8-Vidian canal. 9-Foramen lacerum. 10-Carotid canal. 11-Foramen ovale. 12-Foramen of Vesalius. 13-Anterior genu of the facial canal. 14-Shenopalatine foramen. 15-Internal auditive conduct. 16-Sphenoidal sinus. 17-Greater palatine canal. 18-Sphenoidal sinus. 19-Pterygoid apophysis. 20-Optic canal. 21-Superior orbital fissure. 22-Inferior orbital fissure. 23-Maxillary artery. 24-Mandible condyle. 25-Coronoid apophysis. 26-Frontal sinus. 27-Orbita. 28-Lesser palatine canal. 29-Right pterygoid apophysis (pneumatizated).
 
1-Pterygopalatine fossa. 2-Maxillary sinus. 3-Great wing of sphenoid. 4-Inferior orbital fissure. 5-Foramen rotundum. 6-Pterygomaxillary fissure. 7-Palatine bone. 8-Vidian canal. 9-Foramen lacerum. 10-Carotid canal. 11-Foramen ovale. 12-Foramen of Vesalius. 13-Anterior genu of the facial canal. 14-Shenopalatine foramen. 15-Internal auditive conduct. 16-Sphenoidal sinus. 17-Greater palatine canal. 18-Sphenoidal sinus. 19-Pterygoid apophysis. 20-Optic canal. 21-Superior orbital fissure. 22-Inferior orbital fissure. 23-Maxillary artery. 24-Mandible condyle. 25-Coronoid apophysis. 26-Frontal sinus. 27-Orbita. 28-Lesser palatine canal. 29-Right pterygoid apophysis (pneumatizated).
 
1-Pterygopalatine fossa. 2-Maxillary sinus. 3-Great wing of sphenoid. 4-Inferior orbital fissure. 5-Foramen rotundum. 6-Pterygomaxillary fissure. 7-Palatine bone. 8-Vidian canal. 9-Foramen lacerum. 10-Carotid canal. 11-Foramen ovale. 12-Foramen of Vesalius. 13-Anterior genu of the facial canal. 14-Shenopalatine foramen. 15-Internal auditive conduct. 16-Sphenoidal sinus. 17-Greater palatine canal. 18-Sphenoidal sinus. 19-Pterygoid apophysis. 20-Optic canal. 21-Superior orbital fissure. 22-Inferior orbital fissure. 23-Maxillary artery. 24-Mandible condyle. 25-Coronoid apophysis. 26-Frontal sinus. 27-Orbita. 28-Lesser palatine canal. 29-Right pterygoid apophysis (pneumatizated).
 
1-Pterygopalatine fossa. 2-Maxillary sinus. 3-Great wing of sphenoid. 4-Inferior orbital fissure. 5-Foramen rotundum. 6-Pterygomaxillary fissure. 7-Palatine bone. 8-Vidian canal. 9-Foramen lacerum. 10-Carotid canal. 11-Foramen ovale. 12-Foramen of Vesalius. 13-Anterior genu of the facial canal. 14-Shenopalatine foramen. 15-Internal auditive conduct. 16-Sphenoidal sinus. 17-Greater palatine canal. 18-Sphenoidal sinus. 19-Pterygoid apophysis. 20-Optic canal. 21-Superior orbital fissure. 22-Inferior orbital fissure. 23-Maxillary artery. 24-Mandible condyle. 25-Coronoid apophysis. 26-Frontal sinus. 27-Orbita. 28-Lesser palatine canal. 29-Right pterygoid apophysis (pneumatizated).
 
17-Greater palatine canal.
 
28-Lesser palatine canal.
 
1-Pterygopalatine fossa. 2-Maxillary sinus. 23-Maxillary artery. 24-Mandible condyle. 25-Coronoid apophysis. 30-Right pterygoid apophysis (pnematizated)
 
1-Pterygopalatine fossa 2-Foramen rotundum 3-Vidian canal 4-Sphenoidal sinus 5-Apophysis pterygoid 6-Medial pterygoid muscle. 7-Lateral pterygoid muscle. 8-Vomer. 9-Internal carotid 10-Meckel cavum. 11-Maxillary sinus 12-Maxillary artery
 
1-Pterygopalatine fossa 2-Foramen rotundum 3-Vidian canal 4-Sphenoidal sinus 5-Apophysis pterygoid 6-Medial pterygoid muscle. 7-Lateral pterygoid muscle. 8-Vomer. 9-Internal carotid 10-Meckel cavum. 11-Maxillary sinus 12-Maxillary artery
 
1-Pterygopalatine fossa 2-Foramen rotundum 3-Vidian canal 4-Sphenoidal sinus 5-Apophysis pterygoid 6-Medial pterygoid muscle. 7-Lateral pterygoid muscle. 8-Vomer. 9-Internal carotid 10-Meckel cavum. 11-Maxillary sinus 12-Maxillary artery
 
 
 
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