lingual nerve


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lin·gual nerve

[TA]
one of the branches of the mandibular nerve [CN V3], passing medial to the lateral pterygoid muscle, between the medial pterygoid and the mandible, and beneath the mucous membrane of the floor of the mouth to the side of the tongue over the anterior two thirds of which it is distributed: it also supplies the mucous membrane of the floor of the mouth. It passes close to the lingual side of the roots of the second and third lower molar teeth and is endangered during tooth extractions.
Synonym(s): nervus lingualis [TA]

lingual nerve

a major branch of the mandibular nerve that carries general sensation from the oral part of the tongue, the mucosa on the floor of the oral cavity, and gingiva associated with the lower teeth. It also carries parasympathetic and taste fibers from the oral part of the tongue that are part of the facial nerve.

lin·gual nerve

(ling'gwăl nĕrv) [TA]
One of the branches of the mandibular nerve, passing medially to the lateral pterygoid muscle, between the medial pterygoid and the mandible, and beneath the mucous membrane of the floor of the mouth to the side of the tongue over the anterior two thirds of which it is distributed; it also supplies the mucous membrane of the floor of the mouth. It passes close to the lingual side of the roots of the second and third lower molar teeth and is endangered during tooth extractions.
Synonym(s): nervus lingualis [TA] .

lingual nerve

A sensory nerve providing sensation to the inside of the jaw and tongue. It is a branch of the mandibular nerve—the lower of the three divisions of the great sensory nerve of the face, the trigeminal nerve.

lin·gual nerve

(ling'gwăl nĕrv) [TA]
Branch of mandibular nerve [CN V3], passing medial to the lateral pterygoid muscle, between medial pterygoid and mandible, and beneath mucous membrane of floor of mouth to side of the tongue over anterior two thirds of which it is distributed: also supplies mucous membrane of floor of mouth and passes close to lingual side of roots of second and third mandibular molar teeth; is endangered during tooth extractions.
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Topographic anatomy of the lingual nerve and variation in communica-tion pattern of the mandibular nerve branches.
An unusual relationship between the inferior alveolar nerve, lingual nerve and maxillary artery.
Clinical and anatomic observation on the relationship of the lingual nerve to the mandibular third molar region.
Topographic anatomy of the lingual nerve and variations in communication pattern of the mandibular nerve branches.
In our case the lingual nerve could not be dissected free from the tumor and a segment of nerve was sacrificed.
Injury of the lingual nerve can result in permanent numbness, loss of taste and dyesthesia of the anterior two-thirds of the tongue on the side of the mandibular third molar removed, causing a lifetime distress.
The information recorded was related to factors which were thought to influence the lingual nerve damage.
Regardless of the procedure that is used, the surgeon should endeavor to avoid injury to the lingual nerve and Wharton's duct and should take steps to minimize the risk of recurrence.
2,3 Among the most serious and often discussed post operative complication, that arises from 3rd molar surgery is trigeminal nerve injury, specifically involvement of either the inferior alveolar nerve or lingual nerve.
All patients were enquired 24 hours post operatively regarding altered sensation with in the distribu- tion of inferior alveolar nerve and lingual nerve.
The chorda tympani and lingual nerves end near the developing submandibular ganglion.
Care must be taken to preserve the hypoglossal and lingual nerves.