Greater palatine foramen--key to successful hemimaxillary anaesthesia: a morphometric study and report of a rare aberration.

@article{Sharma2013GreaterPF,
  title={Greater palatine foramen--key to successful hemimaxillary anaesthesia: a morphometric study and report of a rare aberration.},
  author={Namita Alok Sharma and Rajendra Somnath Garud},
  journal={Singapore medical journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={
          152-9
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Accurate localisation of the greater palatine foramen (GPF) is imperative while negotiating the greater palatine canal for blocking the maxillary nerve within the pterygopalatine fossa. The aim of this study was to define the position of the foramen relative to readily identifiable intraoral reference points in order to help clinicians judge the position of the GPF in a consistently reliable manner. METHODS The GPF was studied in 100 dried, adult, unsexed skulls from the state of… CONTINUE READING

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