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Fetal Head (9 weeks) Hard Palate Fusion

View of fetal hard palate at 9 weeks (GA 11 weeks).

  • The left and right palatal shelves can be seen fused in the midline.
  • Nasal septum fused to the superior surface of the palate.
  • Top - nasal cavity
  • Bottom - oral cavity

Image Source: Prof Virginia Diewert

Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2024, June 20) Embryology Fetal week 9 hard palate fusion 01.jpg. Retrieved from

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