piriform aperture


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Related to piriform aperture: Pterygomaxillary fissure, nasal aperture

piriform aperture

[TA]
the common, pear-shaped anterior nasal opening in the cranium.

piriform aperture

Etymology: L, pirum, pear, forma, form, apertura, opening
the pear-shaped anterior nasal opening in the skull.

pi·ri·form ap·er·ture

(piri-fōrm apĕr-chŭr) [TA]
Common, pear-shaped anterior nasal opening in cranium.
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When congenital nasal piriform aperture stenosis is suspected, the diagnosis is easily confirmed with axial computed tomography (CT).
An incision was made in the right nasoalar crease, and a pocket was created anteriorly toward the nasal tip and posteriorly toward the piriform aperture.
Kang, "Morphometry of the nasal bones and piriform apertures in Koreans," Annals of Anatomy, vol.