Journal of Experimental and Clinical Anatomy

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 45--48

An abnormal communication between the sensory branches of the mandibular nerve


K Ariyanachi, S Nagaraj, Vishwajit Deshmukh 
 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

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.


How to cite this article:
Ariyanachi K, Nagaraj S, Deshmukh V. An abnormal communication between the sensory branches of the mandibular nerve.J Exp Clin Anat 2018;17:45-48


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Ariyanachi K, Nagaraj S, Deshmukh V. An abnormal communication between the sensory branches of the mandibular nerve. J Exp Clin Anat [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Jun 18 ];17:45-48
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