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


Erdogan N. , Unur E. , Baykara M.

COMPUTERIZED MEDICAL IMAGING AND GRAPHICS, cilt.27, ss.481-487, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0895-6111(03)00038-7
  • Dergi Adı: COMPUTERIZED MEDICAL IMAGING AND GRAPHICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.481-487

Özet

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.

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.