pterygoid venous plexus


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Related to pterygoid venous plexus: cavernous sinus, pterygopalatine ganglion

pter·y·goid venous plex·us

[TA]
a venous plexus occupying the infratemporal fossa receiving veins accompanying the branches of the maxillary artery, and terminating posteriorly in the maxillary vein; anteriorly the pterygoid plexus drains via the deep facial vein into the facial vein.
Synonym(s): plexus venosus pterygoideus [TA]

pter·y·goid ve·nous plex·us

(teri-goyd vēnŭs pleksŭs) [TA]
A venous plexus occupying the infratemporal fossa receiving veins accompanying the branches of the maxillary artery, and terminating posteriorly in the maxillary vein.