maxillary tuberosity


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max·il·lar·y tu·ber·os·i·ty

[TA]
the bulging lower extremity of the posterior surface of the body of the maxilla, behind the root of the last molar tooth.

maxillary tuberosity

A rounded eminence on the posteroinferior surface of the maxilla that enlarges with the development and eruption of the third molar. It articulates medially with the palatine bone and laterally with the lateral pterygoid process of the sphenoid. It forms the anterior surface of the pterygopalatine fossa, including a groove for the passage of the maxillary nerve, which is anesthetized in this region for a maxillary or second-division block.
See also: tuberosity

max·il·lar·y tu·ber·os·i·ty

(maksi-lar-ē tūbĕr-osi-tē) [TA]
Bulging lower extremity of posterior surface of body of the maxilla, behind root of last molar tooth.
Synonym(s): maxillary eminence.
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In this study we observed that the maxillary artery groove has a variable location in the superior and lateral edge of the maxillary tuberosity, with an average distance from sphenoidal tubercle of 10.18 mm, with a maximum value of 14.34 mm and a minimum value of 3.6 mm.
The use of the autogenous bone material of the maxillary tuberosity provides factors different from traditional biomaterials [11].
Partial maxillectomy defects 25 were the most common defects reconstructed with BFP flap followed by cheek mucosal defects i.e., 8 patients, 7 patients were treated for maxillary tuberosity defects, 3 for retromolar area defects, 2 for oral submucous fibrosis and 5 for oroantral fistula.
Glossopharyngeal Neuralgias cause severe lancinating pain in the throat, difficult to differentiate from HB but glossopharyngeal Neuralgia pain is usually relieved on topical application of LA on tonsillar pillars where as in HB, infiltration of LA on the maxillary tuberosity area only will relieve the pain.
On clinical examination intra-oral swelling in the right posterior maxillary region was seen extending from the muco-buccal fold of 15 anteriorly to the maxillary tuberosity posteriorly [Fig 1].
Key words: Tooth displacement, infra-temporal space, complications of exodontia, tooth extraction, maxillary tuberosity