lateral pterygoid plate

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lat·er·al pter·y·goid plate

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the larger and more lateral of the two bony plates extending downward from the point of union of the body and greater wing of the sphenoid bone on either side; forms medial wall of infratemporal fossa and gives origin to the pterygoid muscles.
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Finally, regarding the relationship with the pterygoid process, it was found that the infratemporal spine appeared from the most lateral portion of the greater wing of the sphenoid bone with a bone extension that continued as far as the lateral plate of the pterygoid process. With this in mind, the spines were divided into 3 types of relationships (Fig.
Infratemporal spine extends to the lateral plate of the pterygoid process.
Berhamovic, "Variation in the lateral plate of the pterygoid process and the lateral subzygomatic approach to the mandibular nerve," Medicinski arhiv, vol.

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