Lingula of mandible

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Lingula of mandible
Latin lingula mandibulae
Gray's subject #44 173
Dorlands/Elsevier l_11/12496673

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]


The margin of the mandibular foramen is irregular; it presents in front a prominent ridge, surmounted by a sharp spine, the lingula of the mandible which gives attachment to the sphenomandibular ligament; at its lower and back part is a notch from which the mylohyoid groove runs obliquely downward and forward, and lodges the mylohyoid vessels and nerve.

See also

External links

  • http://ect.downstate.edu/courseware/haonline/labs/l22/os2009.htm
  • Fabian FM (2006). "Observation of the position of the lingula in relation to the mandibular foramen and the mylohyoid groove". Ital J Anat Embryol. 111 (3): 151–8. PMID 17312921.
  • Tuli A, Choudhry R, Choudhry S, Raheja S, Agarwal S (2000). "Variation in shape of the lingula in the adult human mandible". J. Anat. 197 ( Pt 2): 313–7. PMID 11005723.





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