Pterygopalatine ganglion

The pterygopalatine ganglion is one of four parasympathetic ganglia of the head and neck and largest of the peripheral parasympathetic ganglia. It receives parasympathetic fibers from the facial nerve.

Gross anatomy

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Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

Article information

rID: 30585
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: pterygopalatine ganglion
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  • Figure 2: maxillary division of the trigeminal nerve (Gray's illustration)
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  • Figure 3: pterygopalatine ganglion and nasal nerves
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