Lateral pterygoid plate
|Bone: Lateral pterygoid plate|
|Medial wall of left orbit. (Label pterygoid plate labeled at bottom right.)|
|Sphenoid bone, anterior and inferior surfaces. (Lateral pterygoid plate visible at bottom left.)|
|Latin||lamina lateralis processus pterygoidei|
|Gray's||subject #35 151|
The lateral pterygoid plate of the sphenoid (or lateral lamina of pterygoid process) is broad, thin, and everted; its lateral surface forms part of the medial wall of the infratemporal fossa, and gives attachment to the Pterygoideus externus; its medial surface forms part of the pterygoid fossa, and gives attachment to the Pterygoideus internus.
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