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 particular, disjunction of the pterygomaxillary process combined with conventional SARPE osteotomy may increase the haemorrhagic complication rate depending on the damage to the pterygoid venous plexus (11).
The FV gives passage to an emissary vein that connects the pterygoid venous plexus with the cavernous sinus (Aviles-Solis et al.).
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.