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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It connects infratemporal fossa to the middle cranial fossa and transmits the mandibular nerve, accessory meningeal artery and lesser petrosal nerve and emissary vein which connects the cavernous venous sinus to the pterygoid venous plexus in the infratemporal fossa.
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).
After removing the pterygoid venous plexus and lower fibers of the lateral pterygoid muscle, inferior alveolar neurovas-cular bundle was cleaned.