sphenopalatine foramen


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sphenopalatine foramen

[‚sfē·nō′pal·ə‚tēn fə′rā·mən]
(anatomy)
The space between the sphenoid and orbital processes of the palatine bone; it opens into the nasal cavity and gives passage to branches from the pterygopalatine ganglion and the sphenopalatine branch of the maxillary artery.
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The feeding vessels to the middle turbinate branch originate in the proximal portion of the posterior lateral nasal artery just after it exits the sphenopalatine foramen. (9) We postulate that the middle turbinate remnant in our patient survived on this branch of the sphenopalatine artery via a pedunculated stalk.
The sphenopalatine artery was identified as it exited from the sphenopalatine foramen. Two medium-size titanium ligature clips were used to ligate the artery.
The needle tip is used to palpate the sphenopalatine foramen and is then advanced into the foramen or the area near the foramen.