Incisive canals

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Bone: Incisive canals
The bony palate and alveolar arch. (Incisive canals labeled at upper left.)
Latin canales incisivi
Gray's subject #38 162
/ Elsevier

In the opening of the incisive foramen, the orifices of two lateral canals are visible; they are named the incisive canals or foramina of Stenson.

Through each of them passes the terminal branch of the descending palatine artery and the nasopalatine nerve.

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