symphysis menti


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Related to symphysis menti: mandibular symphysis

mandibular symphysis

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the fibrocartilaginous union of the two halves of the mandible in the fetus; it becomes an osseous union during the first year.

symphysis menti

The symphysis of the chin or the ridge marking the line of union of the two halves of the mandible.
See also: symphysis
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[23] In case of toothless mandibles, the distance of mental foramen from symphysis menti, processus alveolaris, lower border of mandible and posterior border of ramus of mandible are used (Figure 1).
Ilayaperuma I et al [26] has reported that the mental foramen was located at a distance of 24.87[+ or -]6.07 mm on the right side and 24.77[+ or -]6.07 mm on the left side lateral to the symphysis menti in Sri Lankan population.
Extraorally (figure 1)a large 8x4cm solitary diffuse bony hard non-tender swelling extending from symphysis menti to angle of mandible and inferiorly 1.5 cm below lower border of mandible, superiorly at the level of commissure of mouth with normal overlying skin in color without any sinus and drainage and there was no local rise in temperature.