pterygoid bone


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pterygoid bone

[′ter·ə‚gȯid]
(vertebrate zoology)
A rodlike bone or group of bones forming a portion of the palatoquadrate arch in lower vertebrates.
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The lateral part started at the lateral side of the perpendicular part of the palatine bone and the pterygoid bone and it ended in the pterygoid fossa which was on the medial surface of the ramus of the mandible.
A drill was used to remove a portion of this bone, which allowed us to enter the pterygoid bone and expose the anterior component of the meningoencephalocele.
During surgery, we found that the ascending process of the pterygoid bone was thin and had focal areas of dehiscence.