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Resection of Pterygoid Process

Surgical Correlation


Resection of pterygoid process. After removing the medial plate of the pterygoid process, the medial pterygoid muscle and tensor veli palatini muscle can be exposed. The emissary vein of the foramen ovale and the vesalli vein drains into the pterygoid plexus of vein. (Image courtesy of JC Fernandez-Miranda)