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1

Where is it located?

deep and I to zygomatic arch
deep to ramus of mandible
P to maxilla
continuous S w/ temporal fossa

2

L boundary

ramus of mandible

3

M boundary

L pterygoid plate of sphenoid

4

A boundary

P wall of maxilla

5

P boundary

tympanic plate
mastoid and styloid processes of T bone
mandibular fossa of temporal bone

6

S boundary

T bone
greater wing of sphenoid

7

I boundary

attachment of pterygoid muscle to mandible

8

contents

I temporalis
L and M pterygoids
maxillary a. and branches
pterygoid venous plexus
mandibular n.
I alveolar n.
lingual n.
buccal n.
chorda tympani of facial n. (CN VII)
otic ganglion
mandibular division of trigeminal n. (CN V3) and its branches
TMJ

9

What is it?

irregularly shaped space

10

With what does the infratemporal fossa communicate?

A --> orbit
M --> pterygopalatine fossa
S --> middle cranial fossa

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