Mandible. Inner surface. Side view. (Mylohyoid groove is labeled at center left.)
Articulation of the mandible. Medial aspect. (Mylohyoid groove visible at bottom center.)
|Latin||sulcus mylohyoideus mandibulae|
|Anatomical terms of bone|
The margin of the mandibular foramen is irregular; it presents in front a prominent ridge, surmounted by a sharp spine, the lingula mandibulæ, 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.
Behind this groove is a rough surface, for the insertion of the Pterygoideus internus.
- Anatomy photo:25:st-0205 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Anterior Triangle of the Neck: Bones"
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