Pterygopalatine fossa

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pterygopalatine fossa

sphenomaxillary fossa, a small pyramidal space, housing the pterygopalatine ganglion, between the pterygoid process, the maxilla, and the palatine bone.

Synonym: fossa pterygopalatina, bichat's fossa, pterygomaxillary fossa, sphenomaxillary fossa.