Palatine aponeurosis

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Palatine aponeurosis
Latin aponeurosis palatina
Gray's subject #243 1139
Dorlands/Elsevier a_53/12146748

Attached to the posterior border of the hard palate is a thin, firm fibrous lamella called the Palatine Aponeurosis, which supports the muscles and gives strength to the soft palate.

It is thicker above than below, where it becomes very thin and difficult to define.

Laterally it is continuous with the pharyngeal aponeurosis.

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