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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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] .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Protection of the lingual nerve during operations on the mandibular third molar: a simple method.
The overall rate of paresthesia of lingual nerve was 15% and of the inferior alveolar nerve 6.5%.
There were no cases of IDN damage and one case of lingual nerve deficient, which subsequently resolved.
In the presence of an ossified pterygospinous ligament, the main trunk of mandibular nerve is redirected laterally and its dividing neural routes (lingual nerve and inf.
Lingual nerve injury associated with the ProSeal laryngeal mask airway: a case report and review of the literature.
/ But above all / the gas station wall calendar / the greasy, little swish / of a photo of a purple mountain / that eventually levels / the real thing...," taking care, certainly, to avoid the lingual nerve, the mythomania nerve, the hypnoglossal nerve and above all the inflated lovular, do I take the nodding of your wadding to be a yes?
Injury to the lingual nerve, which transmits sensation to the front two-thirds of the tongue, has been the subject of more dental malpractice claims than any other.
Impacted mandibular third molars are associated with various problems among which lingual nerve damage is one of the common complications of third molar removal.
Persistent altered sensation for longer duration than expected and inadvertent injury to inferior alveolar and lingual nerve also can be prevented by giving local infiltration [4].
The mandibular sublingual gland duct complex was ligated and transected caudal to the lingual nerve (Fig.4).
Ln= Lingual nerve, Ma= Maxillary artery, Mma= Middle meningeal artery,
The one significant adverse event that occurred in this series of patients was bilateral lingual nerve injury.