Pterygospinous ligament

Pterygospinous ligament
Details
FromSphenoid bone
ToLateral pterygoid plate
Identifiers
Latinligamentum pterygospinale
TA98A03.1.01.002
TA21566
FMA72307
Anatomical terminology

The pterygospinous ligament stretches from the upper part of the posterior border of the lateral pterygoid plate to the spinous process of the sphenoid.

Structure

Variation

It occasionally ossifies, and in such cases, between its upper border and the base of the skull, a foramen is formed - pterygospinous foramen (Civinini) which transmits the branches of the mandibular nerve to the muscles of mastication.

See also


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