Pterygopalatine Fossa

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  • 1. 
    In what three ways is the fossa important?
  • 2. 
    What are the contents of the fossa?
  • 3. 
    Which nerve passes through the foramen rotundum into the fossa?
  • 4. 
    Which nerve (besides the maxillary) enters the fossa?
  • 5. 
    The maxillary nerve is the ___________ root of the pterygopalatine ganglion.
  • 6. 
    The nerve of the pterygoid canal is the parasympathetic and sympathetic root of the pterygopalatine ganglion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The maxillary nerve exits the fossa through the ________________.
  • 8. 
    What is the parasympathetic fiber source of the nerve to the pterygoid canal?
  • 9. 
    What is the sympathetic fiber source of the nerve to the pterygoid canal?
  • 10. 
    What is the communication between the pterygopalatine and infratemporal fossae?
  • 11. 
    What is the communication between the pterygopalatine fossa and the nose?
  • 12. 
    All the nerves leaving the pterygopalatine fossa have parasympathetic, sympathetic, and sensory fibers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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