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Composition of the blood supply in the sublingual and submandibular spaces and its relationship to the lateral lingual foramen of the mandible.
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PMID:  22939324     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this research was to contribute to minimizing arterial disruption during mandibular surgical procedures by clarifying the course of the arteries supplying the sublingual and submental regions. STUDY DESIGN: Heads of 75 human cadavers were dissected to identify the arterial supply of the sublingual and submental regions. Computed tomography scans were performed to visualize the lateral lingual foramina of the mandibles. RESULTS: The facial artery was found to contribute to the composition of almost half of the sublingual arteries studied. Furthermore, it was demonstrated that the arterial supply to an incisor tooth is often from the submental artery. CONCLUSIONS: Our data provide important information for coping with bleeding or hematoma occurring during surgical procedures in the mandibular region.
Koh Nakajima; Atsuko Tagaya; Mika Otonari-Yamamoto; Kenji Seki; Kazuyuki Araki; Tsukasa Sano; Tomohiro Okano; Masanori Nakamura
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology and oral radiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2212-4411     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101576782     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Associate Professor, Department of Oral Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Showa University School of Dentistry, Tokyo, Japan.
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