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bod·y of man·di·ble

[TA]
the heavy, U-shaped, horizontal portion of the mandible extending posteriorly to the angle where it is continuous with the ramus; it supports the lower teeth.
Synonym(s): corpus mandibulae [TA]

bod·y of man·di·ble

(bodē mandi-bĕl) [TA]
The heavy, U-shaped horizontal portion of the mandible extending posteriorly to the ramus; it supports the lower teeth
Synonym(s): corpus mandibulae [TA] .

bod·y of man·di·ble

(bodē mandi-bĕl) [TA]
Heavy, U-shaped, horizontal portion of the mandible extending posteriorly to the angle where it is continuous with the ramus; supports lower teeth.
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Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) of the neck showed a large, low-density, well-defined mass in the right submandibular triangle extending posteriorly and superiorly to the body of the mandible and measuring 4.
There is a loss of the vertical height of the posterior body of the mandible of about 50% and the vestigial remnants of the lingual plate are just palpable and visible on plain radiograph and CT.
The differential diagnosis for a multilocular, radiolucent lesion in the body of the mandible is ameloblastoma, keratocystic odontogenic tumor (parakeratinizing odontogenic keratocyst), odontogenic myxoma or central giant cell lesion.
2) The body of the mandible is somewhat elongated; the nose is prominent; the head has somewhat of a triangular shape, and the patient readily averts his gaze.
Large tumors may involve the body of the mandible or extend into the maxillary sinus -when they arise in the maxilla.
This tumor affects the mandible and the maxilla differently, with mandibular tumors tending to arise from the body of the mandible while maxillary tumors arise from the alveolar ridge and sinus.