inferior border of mandible

in·fe·ri·or bor·der of man·di·ble

(in-fēr'ē-ŏr bōr'dĕr man'di-bĕl)
Linear undersurface of the lower jaw bone, made up of cortical bone. Viewed on a panoramic dental radiograph, it appears as a radiopaque band outlining the lower edge of the lower jaw.
Synonym(s): mandibular border.
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When two or more rami of nerve are present; chances of lower most rami of nerve coursing below the inferior border of mandible increases.
Out of the 100 hemi faces dissected 74 (74%) had single marginal mandibular nerve present above the inferior border of mandible.
TABLE 4: RELATION WITH INFERIOR BORDER OF MANDIBLE AS REPORTED IN VARIOUS STUDIES
Rami exiting from the anterior border usually coursed above the inferior border of mandible.
The rami were categorized according to their location with respect to the inferior border of mandible.
Significant downward enlargement of inferior border of mandible, which maintains a convex lower border.
Distance between Marginal Mandibular branch and inferior border of mandible
The vertical distance between the lower most point of Marginal Mandibular branch and inferior border of mandible was measured using a flexible measuring tape.
The MMB ran below the inferior border of mandible in 46 specimens (92%)(Fig5) and above the inferior border of mandible in 4 specimens(8%).
Baker & Conky3 (1976), John J Coleman7(2000) and Sir Alfred Cuschieri et al (2002) stated that the MMB ran 1 to 2cm below the inferior border of Mandible which coincides with the present study(Table6).
The Marginal Mandibular nerve and its close relationship to the facial artery and the inferior border of mandible and its anastomosis were documented in detail.
Upper airway width was measured from point on posterior outline of soft palate to closest point on posterior pharyngeal wall, taken on anterior half of soft palate and Lower airway width was measured from intersection of posterior border of tongue and inferior border of mandible to closest point on posterior pharyn-geal wall.

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