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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 7
First page : ( 893) Last page : ( 897)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00170.0

To Study The Location, Shape and Morphological Relations of Mandibular foramen and Mandibular lingula in Dry mandibules of South India.

Ms. Ganapathi Amanthi*, Dr. Thenmozhi M.S.

Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai

*Corresponding Author E-mail: amenthy97@gmail.com

Online published on 15 October, 2016.


Aim and Objective

To measure the location, shape AND morphological relations with mandibular foramen and dry mandibules of south India


The mandibles or jaw bone in the human is largest, strongest and lowest bone in the face. It forms the lower jaw and holds the lower teeth in place. The mandibular foramen is an opening on the internal surface of the Ramus(posterior and perpendicular oriented part of the mandible). The margin of the mandibular foramen is irregular. Lingula is a tongue-like flap of bone that overlaps the mandibular foramen anteriormedially. It is surmounted by a sharp spine, the lingula of the mandible when gives attachment to the spenomandibular ligament;at its lower and back part is a notch from which gives mylohyoid groove runs obliquely downward and forward, and loges the mylohyoid vessles and nerve.


The purpose of this study was to obtain morphological parameter of the mandibular foramen and the mandibular lingula. This study is conducted to measure the morphological relations in dry mandibules of south Indian for the knowledge of its surgical application.



Mandibular foramen, Morphological location, Inferior alveolar nerve, local anesthesia, Mandibular lingula.


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