Type of Article:  Case Report

Volume 6; Issue 3.2 (August 2018)

Page No.: 5550-5553

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2018.279


Shweta Jha *1, Gitanjali Khorwal 2.

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Heritage Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi, India.

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, India.

Corresponding author: Shweta Jha, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Heritage Institute Of Medical Sciences, NH-2 Bypass, Bhadawar, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh-221311, India. Phone: +919654173164 E-Mail: jha350@gmail.com


Nerve to mylohyoid is a branch of inferior alveolar nerve given just before it enters the mandibular foramen. It courses inferior to the origin of mylohyoid and supplies both mylohyoid and anterior belly of digastric along its superficial surface. An accessory branch from inferior alveolar nerve was discovered during  routine dissection. The nerve was found only on the left side. Additionally, a communicating branch was seen between lingual nerve and accesoory  nerve to mylohyoid. Knowledge of the variations of the mandibular nerve, its branches and communications are clinically important especially for attaining adequate local anaesthesia during routine oral and dental procedures.

Key words: Inferior alveolar nerve,  Nerve to Mylohyoid,  Lingual nerve, Communicating Branch.


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Cite this article: Shweta Jha, Gitanjali Khorwal. A RARE CASE OF ACCESSORY NERVE TO MYLOHYOID COMMUNUCATING WITH LINGUAL NERVE AND ITS CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS. Int J Anat Res 2018;6(3.2):5550-5553. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2018.279