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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2015, Volume : 8, Issue : 8
First page : ( 1171) Last page : ( 1172)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2015.00212.7

Morphometric analysis of Greater Palatine Foramen

Reshmi B.*

BDS 1st Year, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai-600083

*Corresponding Author E-mail: munnibarath@gmail.com

Online published on 28 October, 2015.



To study about MORPHOMETRIC analysis of greater palatine foramen in human dry skulls.

Materials and Method

Skulls, survey sheet.40 unsexed human dry skulls. Measurements using vernier calliper.


At either posterior angle of the hard palate is the greater palatine foramen, for the transmission of the descending palatine vessels and greater palatine nerve; and running anteriorly (forward) and medially from it is a groove, for the same vessels and nerve. The greater palatine foramen is important for maxillofacial surgery and for local anesthesia. The shape of the foramen is elongated antero-posteriorly; however, an unusually crescent shaped foramen is rare.

Reason for Research

The greater palatine nerve supplies the gums, the mucous membrane and glands of the hard palate, and communicates in front with the terminal filaments of the nasopalatine nerve. Hence this is essential for surgeons and radiologists.



Pulpal morphology, diphanization technique, transparent tooth model system.


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