Unusual communication between the lingual nerve and mylohyoid nerves in a South Indian male cadaver: Its clinical significance

Bhagath Kumar Potu, Thejodhar Pulakunta, Biswabina Ray, Muddanna S. Rao, K. M.R. Bhat, Suhani Sumalatha D'silva, S. R. Nayak

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It is well known that variations in the branching pattern of the mandibular nerve frequently account for the failure to obtain adequate local anesthesia in routine oral and dental procedures, and also for the unexpected injury to branches of the nerves during surgery. During our routine dissection, we found the presence of a communicating branch between the mylohyoid and lingual nerves in a middle aged male cadaver. We also discussed its clinical and surgical implications in this report.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-146
Number of pages2
JournalRomanian journal of morphology and embryology = Revue roumaine de morphologie et embryologie
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2008


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Embryology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology

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