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The pterygoid venous plexuses.
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PMID:  8685807     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The pterygoid venous plexuses are closely adjacent to the lateral pterygoid m. and occupy a considerable part of the infratemporal fossa (ITF). We have conducted a study after injection of colored latex in 10 unemblamed subjects in order to define the arrangement of the venous network and to assess the frequency of the different types of plexuses found. In all the subjects symmetry was noted between the right and left plexuses, with predominance of the venous layer in the upper part of the ITF. The pattern most often encountered was plexiform and complex. The development of these plexuses follows that of the masticatory muscles, whose contraction promotes drainage and represents an alternative venous pathway for drainage of the cranial cavity.
S Deplus; D Brémond-Gignac; C Gillot; J P Lassau
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical and radiologic anatomy : SRA     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0930-1038     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Radiol Anat     Publication Date:  1996  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-08-16     Completed Date:  1996-08-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8608029     Medline TA:  Surg Radiol Anat     Country:  GERMANY    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institut d'Anatomie, UFR Biomédicale, Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Pterygoid Muscles / anatomy & histology,  blood supply*

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