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Vol 71, No 2 (2012)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2012-05-30
Submitted: 2012-06-27
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Anatomical analysis of preangular mandibular notch in humans

H. Kaczkowski, K. Porwolik, M. Porwolik, L. Noga, H. Woyton, Z. Domagala, B. Gworys
Folia Morphol 2012;71(2):100-104.

open access

Vol 71, No 2 (2012)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2012-05-30
Submitted: 2012-06-27

Abstract

The authors have analysed in detail the mandibular preangular notch on the basis of 273 human cadaver mandibles. They have revealed that the pregonial notch is present in almost 90% of cases and that it is generally asymmetric and elliptical in shape. The depth and length of the anterior part of the notch is greater in males. Moreover, the preangular notch depth is greater on the right side (regardless of sex). Knowledge of the preangular notch anatomy can be useful for surgeons during reconstructive and plastic procedures on the mandibular shaft.

Abstract

The authors have analysed in detail the mandibular preangular notch on the basis of 273 human cadaver mandibles. They have revealed that the pregonial notch is present in almost 90% of cases and that it is generally asymmetric and elliptical in shape. The depth and length of the anterior part of the notch is greater in males. Moreover, the preangular notch depth is greater on the right side (regardless of sex). Knowledge of the preangular notch anatomy can be useful for surgeons during reconstructive and plastic procedures on the mandibular shaft.
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Keywords

mandible anatomy; pregonial notch; antegonial notch; orthognathic surgery

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Title

Anatomical analysis of preangular mandibular notch in humans

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 71, No 2 (2012)

Pages

100-104

Published online

2012-05-30

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2012;71(2):100-104.

Keywords

mandible anatomy
pregonial notch
antegonial notch
orthognathic surgery

Authors

H. Kaczkowski
K. Porwolik
M. Porwolik
L. Noga
H. Woyton
Z. Domagala
B. Gworys

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