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Pterygopalatine Fossa
Surjith Vattoth, MD, FRCR; Philip R. Chapman, MD
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TERMINOLOGY

  • Abbreviations

    • Pterygopalatine fossa (PPF)
  • Definitions

    • PPF is small, predominantly fat-filled space located in deep face; serves as anatomic junction and neurovascular intersection between oral cavity, nasal cavity, orbit, masticator space, nasopharynx, and middle cranial fossa

IMAGING ANATOMY

  • Overview

    • Extent

      • Contents, Communications, and Nerve Connections

        ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

        • Imaging Recommendations

          • Imaging Pitfalls

            CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS

            • Clinical Importance

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              TERMINOLOGY

              • Abbreviations

                • Pterygopalatine fossa (PPF)
              • Definitions

                • PPF is small, predominantly fat-filled space located in deep face; serves as anatomic junction and neurovascular intersection between oral cavity, nasal cavity, orbit, masticator space, nasopharynx, and middle cranial fossa

              IMAGING ANATOMY

              • Overview

                • Extent

                  • Contents, Communications, and Nerve Connections

                    ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      • Imaging Pitfalls

                        CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS

                        • Clinical Importance