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Vol 64, No 2 (2005)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2005-03-03
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Foramina on the internal aspect of the alveolar part of the mandible

A Przystańska, M Bruska
Folia Morphol 2005;64(2):89-91.

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Vol 64, No 2 (2005)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2005-03-03
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

Observations were made on 299 dry human mandibles and 21 autopsy heads. Foramina were observed in the inner surface of the alveolar part in 32% of the mandibles investigated. The diameter of the foramina varied between 0.4 mm and 1.6 mm. In most instances foramina were present between the lower medial and lateral incisors but in some cases they were also observed in the midline or between the lower lateral incisors and canines. Histological studies confirmed the presence of a neurovascular bundle in the accessory foramina. This bundle was formed by branches of the mylohyoid nerve, sublingual artery and accompanying veins.

Abstract

Observations were made on 299 dry human mandibles and 21 autopsy heads. Foramina were observed in the inner surface of the alveolar part in 32% of the mandibles investigated. The diameter of the foramina varied between 0.4 mm and 1.6 mm. In most instances foramina were present between the lower medial and lateral incisors but in some cases they were also observed in the midline or between the lower lateral incisors and canines. Histological studies confirmed the presence of a neurovascular bundle in the accessory foramina. This bundle was formed by branches of the mylohyoid nerve, sublingual artery and accompanying veins.
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Keywords

mandible; accessory foramina; alveolar part

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Title

Foramina on the internal aspect of the alveolar part of the mandible

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 64, No 2 (2005)

Pages

89-91

Published online

2005-03-03

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2005;64(2):89-91.

Keywords

mandible
accessory foramina
alveolar part

Authors

A Przystańska
M Bruska

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