Anatomy Monday: Superior Foramina of the Nasopalatine Canal 1


Now that all the foramina of the mandible have been covered (lingual, mental and mandibular) it’s onto the maxilla.  The first one I am going to show is the superior foramina of the nasopalatine canal.  The nasopalatine canal splits superiorly with an opening in the right and left nasal cavities.The foramina appear as small radiolucent circle to ovoid entities near the junction of the floor of the nasal cavity and nasal septum.

Maxillary central incisors periapical radiograph showing the right superior foramen of the nasopalatine canal (yellow arrows).

Maxillary central incisors periapical radiograph showing the right superior foramen of the nasopalatine canal (yellow arrows).

Maxillary central incisors periapical radiograph without arrows.

Maxillary central incisors periapical radiograph without arrows.

Right superior foramen of the nasopalatine canal at the junction of the floor of the nasal cavity and nasal septum.

Right superior foramen of the nasopalatine canal at the junction of the floor of the nasal cavity and nasal septum.

If you have any questions or comments about the superior foramina of the nasopalatine canal, please leave them below. Thanks and enjoy!



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