Variations in the tensor veli palatini muscle with special reference to its origin and insertion.

@article{Abe2004VariationsIT,
  title={Variations in the tensor veli palatini muscle with special reference to its origin and insertion.},
  author={Masato Abe and Gen Murakami and Makoto Noguchi and Seiichiro Kitamura and Kazuyuki Shimada and Gen-iku Kohama},
  journal={The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={474-84}
}
OBJECTIVE Previous research on the tensor veli palatini muscle (TVP) has produced conflicting descriptions of its functions and topographical relationships with other orofacial structures. The goal of this study was to describe the morphology of the TVP in a systematic and comprehensive manner. METHODS One hundred nineteen sides of 77 human heads from donated cadavers were partially dissected under a binocular microscope. Histological examination of the hard tissue-muscle interfaces was also… CONTINUE READING
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