Anatomy Monday: Palatoglossal air space 1


The next three posts will be devoted to air spaces visible on pantomographs.  The first is the palatoglossal air space. The palatoglossal air space is between the palate and the tongue.  It is only visualized on a pantomograph when the patient does not place their tongue to the roof of their mouth during the exposure. It presents as a radiolucent band over the right and left maxilla.

Pantomograph - palatoglossal air space noted with yellow doted lines.

Pantomograph – palatoglossal air space noted with yellow dotted lines.

Pantomograph - palatoglossal air space seen as a radiolucent band over the roots of the maxillary teeth.

Pantomograph – palatoglossal air space seen as a radiolucent band over the roots of the maxillary teeth.

Pantomograph showing the palatoglossal air space.

Pantomograph showing the palatoglossal air space.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below. Coming next the nasopharyngeal air space. Thanks and enjoy!





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