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1

Which mandibular branch enters here?

Maxillary

2

What exits here via palatine canal?

Greater and lesser palatine nerves

3

What exits pterygomaxillary fissure?

posterior superior alveolar nerve

4

What exits inferior orbital fissure?

Infraorbital nerve

5

What exits sphenopalatine fossa?

nasopalatine nerve

6

What exits palatovaginal canal?

Pharyngeal nerve

7

What are the anatomical borders o f the pterygopalatine fossa?

Posterior - sphenoid
Medial - palatine
Anterior - posterior surface of maxilla
Inferior - palatine bone
Superior - inferior orbital fissure of eye
Lateral - pterygomaxillary fissure