ramus of mandible


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ramus

 [ra´mus] (L.)
ramus commu´nicans (pl. ra´mi communican´tes), a branch connecting two nerves or two arteries.
ramus of mandible a quadrilateral process projecting upwards from the posterior part of either side of the mandible.

ra·mus of man·di·ble

[TA]
the upturned perpendicular extremity of the mandible on either side; it gives attachment on its lateral surface to the masseter muscle.
Synonym(s): ramus mandibulae [TA]

ramus of mandible

a quadrilateral process projecting upwards from the posterior part of either side of the mandible.

ra·mus of man·di·ble

(rāmŭs mandi-bĕl) [TA]
The vertical projection on either side of the mandible by which it articulates with the temporal bone.
Synonym(s): ramus mandibulae [TA] .
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CT scan took, showed an ill-defined radiolucent lesion extending from the body of mandible to ascending ramus of mandible (Fig.
Excision of the mass under general anesthesia was performed through a horizontal skin crease incision placed just 3 cm below the ramus of mandible.
On clinical examination showed a giant, firm, multi-nodular, irregular, mobile mass measuring 28 cms vertically over left ramus of mandible involving parotid and cervical regions.
X ray showed osteolytic lesion in the left ramus of mandible (Fig 1a).
An ill defined hyperdense bony lesion with few lytic areas within it, arising from buccal surface of right ramus of mandible causing cortical destruction with typical "SUN-BURST" type of periosteal reaction.

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