pterygoid plexus

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Related to Pterygoid venous plexus: cavernous sinus, pterygopalatine ganglion
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Noun1.pterygoid plexus - a plexus of veins draining the region of the pterygoid muscles and draining into the internal maxillary and anterior facial veins
plexus, rete - a network of intersecting blood vessels or intersecting nerves or intersecting lymph vessels
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In 5 of these cases, both intraoperative observations and imaging data suggested that an important factor in the blood loss was damage to the pterygoid venous plexus (PVP).
In recent years, we began to study whether damage to the pterygoid venous plexus (PVP) during the resection of large juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNAs) in the infratemporal fossa is an important factor in blood loss.