1,2] MF is an important anatomical landmark to facilitate diagnostic, surgical, local anesthetic and other invasive procedures for Dental Surgeons performing periapical surgery in the mental region
Mental Foramen (MF) is an important anatomical landmark to facilitate surgical, local anaesthetic and other invasive procedures for dental surgeons performing peri-apical surgery in the mental region
After one month, patient presented with a soft, fluctuant and mobile swelling in the sub mental region
plunging in the midline.
The most common areas of involvement are the chin and sub mental region
On examination there was scarring to the left mental region
with evidence of previous revision surgery and a draining cutaneous sinus (Fig.
5 cm on the mental region
of the mandible, which showed homogenous contrast uptake, and caused significant expansion and bone destruction.
A careful evaluation of the radio density and the deviation of the normal anatomic structure of the hard palate on the right side were evaluated to locate the foreign body however an IOPA of the lip would have been more informative and evaluative, hannon et al reported a silica granuloma of the lip (5) odell et al reported a foreign body giant cell reaction elicited by a haemostatic alginate, (6) owens et al published a study showing oral amalgam tattoos accounted for almost 1% of approximately 19000 pathology reports on file, (7) Ding et al reported foreign body granuloma in the sub mental region
due to fish bone.
Other documented sites of involvement include the soft and hard palates, the mental regions
in the oral cavity, and the gingival, mandibular, and sublingual glands.