Nerves of septum of nose, right side. (Nasopalatine is lower yellow line.)
The sphenopalatine ganglion and its branches. (Termination of nasopalatine nerve labeled at bottom left.)
|From||maxillary nerve, pterygopalatine ganglion|
|Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy|
It enters the nasal cavity through the sphenopalatine foramen, passes across the roof of the nasal cavity below the orifice of the sphenoidal sinus to reach the septum, and then runs obliquely downward and forward between the periosteum and mucous membrane of the lower part of the septum.
It also furnishes a few filaments to the mucous membrane of the nasal septum.
The medial superior posterior nasal branches of the maxillary nerve usually branch from the nasopalatine nerve.
It was first discovered by Domenico Cotugno.
- MedEd at Loyola GrossAnatomy/h_n/cn/cn1/cnb2.htm
- lesson9 at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (nasalseptumner)
- Diagram 1 at adi-visuals.com
- Diagram 2 at adi-visuals.com