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Levator veli palatini


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Origin:

Inferior surface of petrous temporal bone and medial rim of Eustachian tube.

Insertion:

Palatine aponeurosis.

Action:

Elevates, retracts and laterally deviates the soft palate. It may open the Eustachian tube on swallowing.

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Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.


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