Pterygomandibular raphe

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Pterygomandibular raphe
Muscles of the pharynx and cheek. (Pterygo-Mandibular ligament labeled at center, vertically.)
Latin raphe pterygomandibularis
Gray's p.384
Anatomical terminology

The pterygomandibular raphe (pterygomandibular ligament) is a ligamentous band of the buccopharyngeal fascia, attached superiorly to the hamulus of the medial pterygoid plate, and inferiorly to the posterior end of the mylohyoid line of the mandible.

  • Its medial surface is covered by the mucous membrane of the mouth.
  • Its anterior border attaches to the posterior edge of the buccinator.

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