TY - JOUR A1 - , T1 - Patent nasopalatine ducts: Evidence to support persistence of the vomeronasal system? JO - Eur. J. Anat. SN - 1136-4890 Y1 - 2018 VL - 22 SP - 411 EP - 413 UR - http://www.eurjanat.com/web/paper.php?id=180065mc KW - Persistent nasopalatine duct Incisive foramen Vomeronasal organ Vomeronasal system N2 - The vomeronasal system is comprised of the nasopalatine duct and the vomeronasal organ. While this system functions in chemodetection in mammals, its presence and function in adult humans remains to be clearly elucidated. Here, a case of asymptomatic, bilateral, patent nasopalatine ducts is presented. We postulate that the presence of these patent structures represents persistence of the embryological nasopalatine duct component of the vomeronasal organ into adult life. ER -