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1

What are the medial wall of the infratemporal fossa?

infratemporal surface of the maxilla,

2

What is the lateral border of the infratemporal fossa?

ramus of the mandible,
zygomatic arch.

3

What fossa does the infratemporal fossa communicate?

Cranial cavity
pterygopalatine fossa
floor of the mouth
floor of the orbit

4

How does the infratemporal fossa communicate with the cranial cavity?

via two foramina in the greater wing of the sphenoid bone:
the foramen ovale
foramen spinosum,

5

How does the infratemporal fossa communicate with the pterygopalatine fossa?

via the pterygomaxillary fissure,

6

How does the infratemporal fossa communicate with the floor of the mouth and floor of the orbit?

the inferior orbital fissure.

7

What is the anterior wall?

infratemporal crest and lateral plate of the pterygoid process of the sphenoid bone,

8

What is he roof?

pterygomaxillary fissure,
a small part of the palatine and zygomatic bones.