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Clinical considerations from axon-myelin relationship in human inferior alveolar nerve.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3112265     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A histological study analysed the axon-myelin relationships in human inferior alveolar nerve fibres in both transverse and longitudinal sections. Observations on fibres cut in transverse section showed variation in myelin thickness upon axons having approximately the same diameter. Large diameter axons had relatively thinner myelin sheaths than small-diameter axons. A longitudinal reconstruction of a 470 micron length of fibre demonstrated the presence of 13 Schmidt-Lantermann clefts. The surgical and clinical implications of these finding are discussed.
P A Heasman; A D Beynon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0901-5027     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Publication Date:  1987 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-09-02     Completed Date:  1987-09-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8605826     Medline TA:  Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  346-51     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Axons / ultrastructure*
Mandibular Nerve / anatomy & histology*
Myelin Sheath / ultrastructure*
Nerve Fibers, Myelinated / ultrastructure

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