The mental foramen (MF) is a small foramen located in the antero-lateral surface of the body of the mandible
(Voljevica et al.
OPG and X-Ray of left mandible showed tumor involving body of the mandible
Panoramic radiograph was performed to show a well delimited unilocular radiolucency located in the left body of the mandible
, extending distally from the tooth 35 to the ramus of the mandible (Fig.
5% lesions in the posterior body of the mandible
The mental foramen, lies on the anterolateral aspect of the body of the mandible
, midway between the superior and inferior borders.
On examination, there were two fixed, nontender masses of firm consistency and smooth surface; one was located in the inferior surface of the right side of the body of the mandible
and the other at the left ramus of the mandible.
2012) performed an axial section of Cone Beam CT of SBC in the ramus and posterior body of the mandible
and showed considerable expansion of the buccal cortex.
This patient was presented with a four months history of mandibular surgical resection because of a large cystic lesion in the anterior body of the mandible
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.
The cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) revealed a large destructive lesion of the left mandible involving the body of the mandible
and condylar processes (Fig.
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.