Incisive canals

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Incisive canals
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The bony palate and alveolar arch (incisive canals labeled at upper left)
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Latin Canales incisivi
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Gray's p.162
Dorlands
/Elsevier
c_04/12208639
TA A02.1.00.061
FMA 59107
Anatomical terms of bone

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

Through each of them descends the terminal branch of the descending palatine artery and the nasopalatine nerve, to anastomose with the ascending posterior septal branch of sphenopalatine artery and the greater palatine nerve respectively.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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