Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
  • Users Online: 265
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 45-48

An abnormal communication between the sensory branches of the mandibular nerve


Department of Anatomy, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Karaikal, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Vishwajit Deshmukh
Department of Anatomy, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Karaikal, Tamil Nadu
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jeca.jeca_12_18

Rights and Permissions

Variations and communications between the branches of the mandibular nerve in the infra-temporal fossa is quite common in literature, but not all of these variations have been mentioned in standard anatomical and surgical textbooks. Some of these variations are clinically important with regard to various surgical, dental, and anesthetic procedures performed in this region. During the routine dissection of infratemporal fossa for the undergraduates, we found the presence of an abnormal communication between the auriculotemporal nerve and inferior alveolar nerve on the right side and on the left side, the auriculotemporal nerve was found to have three roots of origin, in addition to an anomalous communication between the inferior alveolar nerve and the lingual nerve. The clinical implications of this variation have been discussed in this report which is essential for successful and uncomplicated surgical, dental, and anesthetic procedures.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed1194    
    Printed72    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded125    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal