Retromolar fossa | definition of retromolar fossa by Medical dictionary
ret·ro·mo·lar fos·sa [TA]
a triangular depression in the mandible posterior to the third molar tooth.
ret·ro·mo·lar fos·sa (retrō-mōlăr fosă) [TA]
Triangular depression in mandible posterior to third molar tooth.
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1] The boundary of retromolar fossa is formed medially by temporal crest & laterally by the anterior border of ramus.
These fibres extend to the base of coronoid process & enter the mandible in retromolar fossa and innervates the lower molar.
The most common sites of tumors of the minor salivary glands are, in order, the palate, the oral mucosa, and the retromolar fossa