The mental foramen (MF) is an anatomical structure located in the body of mandible
through which the mental nerve emerges.
In the study by Mbajiorgu EF et al,  the mental foramen was located slightly below the midpoint of the distance between the lower border of the body of mandible
and processus alveolaris.
During digital palpation, bilateral fracture of body of mandible
The mean distortion score of MRI at nine different sections of head and neck including tongue, body of mandible
, hard palate, orbits/globes, nasopharynx, pituitary gland, frontal lobe, temporal lobe and brain stem with Dantauram metallic orthodontic brackets on the teeth was noted.
3) Common site of occurrence is body of mandible
followed by alveolar ridge of maxilla and maxillary sinus.
2) Location of MF was identified by using following parameters: (i) Distance between symphysis menti (S) and anterior margin of MF; (ii) Distance between posterior margin of MF and posterior border of ramus (PB); (iii) Distance between alveolar crest X) and superior margin of MF, (iv) Distance between inferior margin of MF and lower border of the body of mandible
Simultaneous masses of the palate and body of mandible
The technique of lateral incision through the body of mandible
has also been advocated by some, but midline approach described by MacInnis is a safer approach as only a few anatomical structures are present and there is minimal risk of neurovascular damage and the midline incision heals better and is cosmetically superior.
A 35 year old female patient, was referred 2 days after a failed attempt of extraction of a grossly distructed due to Dental caries, lower right 2nd mandibular molar, with additional complication of fracture of the body of mandible
in that region.
In the next eight cases the osteotomy was placed at the angle in order to achieve lengthening of both ramus and body of mandible
OPG then took, revealed an extensive ill -defined radiolucency of body of mandible
extending from 37 regions involving angle and extending up the ascending ramus of mandible (Fig.
A plain skull radiograph was taken, which demonstrated fractures at the body of mandible
on the right and at the angle of the mandible on the left (Fig 1).