Inferior Alveolar Nerve with Multiple Roots

Quadros, Lydia S and Roy, Anjali Pangsatabam and D’Souza, Antony Sylvan (2014) Inferior Alveolar Nerve with Multiple Roots. British Biomedical Bulletin, 2 (1). pp. 26-30. ISSN 2347-5447

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Three roots of Inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) is a rare finding in the infratemporal fossa. The nerve had three roots, one from lingual nerve and two from the auriculotemporal nerve which encircled the Middle meningeal artery. This close relation of the artery to the nerve and vice versa may lead to the compression of either of the two structures involved here. Thus, this type of variation is noteworthy for the head and neck surgeons to perform surgeries in the infratemporal region.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Auriculotemporal nerve; Inferior alveolar nerve; Infratemporal fossa; Middle meningeal artery
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2014 11:03
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2014 11:03

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