Vidian nerve

Vidian nerve, also known as the nerve of the pterygoid canal or nerve of the Vidian canal, is so named because of the canal in which it travels: the Vidian canal.

It is formed by the confluence of two nerves:

The nerve exits its canal in the pterygopalatine fossa and joins the pterygopalatine ganglion.

Anatomy: Brain

Anatomy: Brain

Article information

rID: 2273
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Nerve of pterygoid canal
  • Nerve of the Vidian canal

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Cases and figures

  • Pterygopalatine ganglion
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  • Interconnection diagram
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