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Body of maxilla



Bone: Body of maxilla
Left maxilla. Outer surface.
Left maxilla. Nasal surface.
Latin corpus maxillae
Gray's subject #38 158
Dorlands/Elsevier c_56/12260607

The body of the maxilla is somewhat pyramidal in shape, and contains a large cavity, the maxillary sinus (antrum of Highmore).

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Surfaces

It has four surfaces - an anterior, a posterior or infratemporal, a superior or orbital, and a medial or nasal.

  • Anterior surface of the body of the maxilla
  • Posterior or infratemporal surface of the body of the maxilla
  • Superior or orbital surface of the body of the maxilla
  • Medial or nasal surface of the body of the maxilla
 
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