pterygomaxillary


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pterygomaxillary

 [ter″ĭ-go-mak´sĭ-ler″e]
pertaining to a pterygoid process and the maxilla.

pter·y·go·max·il·lar·y

(ter'i-gō-mak'si-lā'rē),
Relating to the pterygoid process and the maxilla.

pterygomaxillary

/pter·y·go·max·il·lary/ (-mak´sĭ-lar″e) pertaining to the pterygoid process and the maxilla.

pterygomaxillary

[-mak′siler′ē]
Etymology: Gk, pteryx, wing, eidos, form; L, maxilla, jaw
pertaining to the sphenoid bone and the maxilla.

pter·y·go·max·il·lar·y

(ter'i-gō-mak'si-lar'ē)
Relating to the pterygoid process and the maxilla.

pter·y·go·max·il·lar·y

(ter'i-gō-mak'si-lar'ē)
Relating to the pterygoid process and the maxilla.

pterygomaxillary

pertaining to a pterygoid process and the maxilla.
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CT indicated that a tumor had spread into the left sphenoid sinus, pterygopalatine fossa, pterygomaxillary fissure, and infratemporal fossa (figure 4, A).
The posterolateral wall of the antrum was then removed, leaving the maxillary sinus, nasal cavity, pterygopalatine fossa, and nasopharynx as a single large cavity that communicated with the infratemporal fossa through the narrow pterygomaxillary fissure.
CT findings included complete opacification of the left maxillary sinus, inward retraction and thinning of all sinus walls, enophthalmos, increased orbital volume, occlusion of the maxillary sinus infundibulum, an enlarged middle meatus with lateral retraction of the middle turbinate, and an increase in pterygomaxillary fossa adipose tissue (figure 2).
The mass also extended into the right masticator space through the pterygomaxillary fissure.
The parapharyngeal space--also known as the pharyngomaxillary, pterygomaxillary, lateral pharyngeal, and pterygopharyngeal space--is a potential space filled with connective tissue.
Fat in the pterygomaxillary space filled the lateral pterygoid process opening, and the posterior maxillary wall remucosalized in a few weeks (figure 5).
The patient was taken to an emergency department, where plain film radiography detected the nail in the left pterygomaxillary space.
If the trocar enters the pterygomaxillary space, it could damage the internal maxillary artery, the infraorbital nerve, or branches of the trigeminal nerve.
An oscillating bone saw is then used to make maxillary osteotomies at the Le Fort I fracture level, from the lateral rim of the nasal aperture through to the pterygomaxillary junction bilaterally (figure 4), thereby sectioning the maxilla horizontally.