www.uhasselt.be
DSpace

Document Server@UHasselt >
Research >
Research publications >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/4428

Title: Micro- and macroanatomical characterisation of canals at the mandibular midline
Authors: JACOBS, R.
LIANG, Xin
LAMBRICHTS, Ivo
ADRIAENSENS, Peter
GELAN, Jan
Issue Date: 2005
Citation: REPORTS FROM 15TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF DENTOMAXILLOFACIAL RADIOLOGY. p. 15-18.
Series/Report: Medimond international proceedings
Abstract: In the present study, the foramina and bony canals located at the lingual side of the mandibular midline were morphometrically characterised using macro-and micro-anatomical dissection of 50 dry and 12 intact human cadaver mandibles. Another 10 mandibular specimens were imaged using a 9.4 Tesla MRI unit to evaluate the true canal content. Results showed that out of 50 dry mandibles, only 1 was lacking a true midline foramen. 36 specimens had a single foramen and canal. The average canal length was 6.5 mm. (SD 2.4 mm), with 72% of the canals running downwards to the buccal side with an average slope of -37.5 degrees (SD 20.1). Microanatomical observations and high resolution MRI indicated a clear neurovascular bundle in both superior and inferior genial spinal foraminae. For the superior canal, the content derived from lingual artery and nerve. The inferior canal content had a sublingual arterial branch, with mylohyoid nerve innervation.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/4428
ISI #: 000233809500004
ISBN: 88-7587-172-8
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Validation: ecoom, 2007
Appears in Collections: Research publications

Files in This Item:

There are no files associated with this item.

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.