CT anatomy of pterygopalatine fossa and its communications: a pictorial review


Erdogan N. , Unur E. , Baykara M.

COMPUTERIZED MEDICAL IMAGING AND GRAPHICS, vol.27, no.6, pp.481-487, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0895-6111(03)00038-7
  • Title of Journal : COMPUTERIZED MEDICAL IMAGING AND GRAPHICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.481-487

Abstract

Abstract

In this article, we present a pictorial review computed tomography (CT) anatomy of pterygopalatine fossa and its communications. Since it

represents a major pathway for spread of inflammatory or neoplastic disease between the various compartments, being familiar with the high

resolution CT appearance of pterygopalatine fossa and its communications is necessary in selected cases. The diagnostic difficulties in

determining the intercompartmental spread is discussed.

In this article, we present a pictorial review computed tomography (CT) anatomy of pterygopalatine fossa and its communications. Since it represents a major pathway for spread of inflammatory or neoplastic disease between the various compartments, being familiar with the high resolution CT appearance of pterygopalatine fossa and its communications is necessary in selected cases. The diagnostic difficulties in determining the intercompartmental spread is discussed. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.