Palatovaginal canal

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Palatovaginal canal
Base of skull. Inferior surface. (Pharyngeal canal labeled at right, tenth label from the top.)
Latin c. pharyngeus, c. palatovaginalis
Gray's subject #46 180
Dorlands/Elsevier c_04/12208776

The palatovaginal canal (also pharyngeal canal) is a canal between the sphenoid bone and the palatine bone that connects the nasal cavity with the pterygopalatine fossa.


The opening to the palatovaginal canal in the nasal cavity is located near the lateral margin of the ala of the vomer, at the roots of the pterygoid process.

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