Multiple Morphological Variations in a Human Mandible

DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022015000300034
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Huseyin Avni Balcioglu; Taha Emre Kose & Yigit Uyanikgil

Summary

Bilateral mylohyoid bridging, hyperplasia of the coronoid process and bifid condylar process were detected in a human mandible. It is of great interest that such rare morphological anomalies can occur in the same mandible. Since sound understanding of the anatomical variations of the mandible, in conjunction with a careful pre-operative review of radiographs, are essential in the safe and complete performance of surgical and prosthetic rehabilitation, the authors of the present report believe that this case may add to the existing literature.

KEY WORDS: Mandible; Mylohyoid bridge; Coronoid hyperplasia; Bifid mandibular condyle.

How to cite this article

BALCIOGLU, H. A.; KOSE, T. E. & UYANIKGIL, Y. Multiple morphological variations in a human mandible. Int. J. Morphol., 33(3):1023- 1026, 2015.