Lingula of mandible

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Lingula of mandible
Lingula of mandible (green color)
Latinlingula mandibulae
Anatomical terminology

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.

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  • 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) (2): 313–7. doi:10.1046/j.1469-7580.2000.19720313.x. PMC 1468130. PMID 11005723.