Incisive canals

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Incisive canals
The bony palate and alveolar arch (incisive canals labeled at upper left)
Latin Canales incisivi
Gray's p.162
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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