Incisive canals

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Incisive canals
The bony palate and alveolar arch (incisive canals labeled at upper left)
LatinCanales incisivi
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 ascends the terminal branch of the greater palatine artery while the nasopalatine nerve descends, to anastomose with the posterior septal branch of sphenopalatine artery and the greater palatine nerve respectively.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 162 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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