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PTERYGOPALATINE GANGLION-SITE

1. The pterygopalatine ganglion is the relay station between the superior salivatory nucleus of the pons and the mucus & serous glands of the palate (mouth), nose and paranasal sinuses.

2. AKA ganglion of hay fever.

3. Lies immediately at the front of the pterygoid canal so that the pterygoid nerve can run straight into it.

4. Lies below and medial to the foramen rotundum & maxillary nerve.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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