infratemporal fossa

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An irregular space bounded laterally by the zygomatic arch and the ramus of the mandible, medially by the lateral pterygoid plate, anteriorly by the zygomatic process, posteriorly by the articular tubercle and the posterior border of the lateral pterygoid plate, inferiorly by the alveolar border of the maxilla, and superiorly by the squama of the temporal bone and the infratemporal crest on the greater wing of the sphenoid bone. It contains the pterygoid venous plexus.

Subjects: Dentistry.

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