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Superior View of Infratemporal Fossa Anatomy


Superior View of Infratemporal Fossa Anatomy
Infraorbital and posterior superior alveolar arteries and nerves, Otic ganglion and lesser petrosal nerve, Internal carotid artery, Masseteric artery and nerve, Middle meningeal artery and meningeal branch of mandibular nerve (CN V3), Buccal nerve, Chorda tympani (reflected medially) and anterior tympanic artery, Inferior alveolar nerve, Superficial temporal artery and vein, Greater petrosal nerve, Roots of auriculotemporal nerve, Auriculotemporal nerve, Superior head of lateral pterygoid muscle (cut), Inferior head of the lateral pterygoid muscle, Posterior auricular artery, Lesser petrosal nerve and superior tympanic artery, Mandibular nerve (CN V3) (cut and reflected anterolaterally), Nerves to tensor veli palatini and medial pterygoid muscles, Trigeminal nerve (CN V), Temporalis muscle, Parotid gland, Facial nerve (CN VII).

Superior View of Infratemporal Fossa ANATOMY
Masseter muscle, Temporomandibular joint capsule, Posterior deep temporal nerve and artery, Trochlear nerve (CN IV), Accessory meningeal artery, Abducens nerve (CN VI), Geniculate ganglion, Ophthalmic nerve (CN V1), Maxillary nerve (CN V2), Malleus (head) and incus, Facial nerve (CN VII) and vestibulocochlear nerve (CN VIII), Pterygoid (venous) plexus,Maxillary artery, Anterior deep temporal nerve and artery, Articular disc, External carotid artery, Oculomotor nerve (CN III) Foramen ovale.