Mandibular notch

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Mandibular notch
Mandibular notch - lateral view.png
Position of mandibular notch in skull, shown in red.
Mandibular notch - close-up - superior view2.png
Position of mandibular notch in mandible, shown in red.
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Identifiers
Latin incisura mandibulae
Dorlands
/Elsevier
i_05/12447423
TA A02.1.15.034
FMA 59481
Anatomical terms of bone

The upper border of the ramus of mandible is thin, and is surmounted by two processes, the coronoid process anteriorly and the condyloid process posteriorly, separated by a deep concavity, the mandibular notch, or sigmoid notch. It allows the passage of the masseteric nerve (a branch of the mandibular nerve (V3) division of the trigeminal nerve), masseteric artery and masseteric vein.

Additional images[edit]

Position of mandibular notch in skull, shown in red. 
Position of mandibular notch in mandible, shown in red. 
Outer surface of mandible. Mandibular notch is labelled at top right. 

References[edit]

This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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