Salpingopalatine fold

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Salpingopalatine fold
Latin plica salpingopalatina
Anatomical terminology

In the lateral wall of the nasopharynx,around the opening of the auditory tube (Eustachian tube) the salpingopalatine fold, smaller than the salpingopharyngeal fold, contains some fibers of muscle, called salpingopalatine muscle by Simkins (1943),[1] it stretches from the superior lateral border of the cartilage to the palate anteroinferiorly, back of the hard palate. The tensor veli palatini does not contribute to the fold, since the origin is deep to the cartilaginous opening. It is anterior to the salpingopharyngeal fold.

Salpingopalatine fold dissected show salpingopalatine muscle

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

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