Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 7; Issue 3.1 (July 2019)

Page No.: 6744-6747

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2019.215


Urvi H. Dave *1,  Sunita Gupta 2, Rajesh B. Astik 3.

*1 Ph.D. Scholar (Student), Tutor, Department of Anatomy, GCS Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

2 Professor and Head, Department of Anatomy, AMC MET Medical College, Maninagar, Ahmedaad, Gujarat, India.

3 Professor and Head, Department of Anatomy, GMERS Medical College, Himmatnagar, Gujarat, India.

Address for Correspondence:  Dr. Urvi H. Dave. C/O Dr. Rajesh B. Astik. Pofessor and Head, Department of Anatomy, GMERS Medical College, Near Government Polytechnic College, Gadhoda Road, Himmatnagar, Gujarat. 383001, India. Telephone: +91-9687336803; +91-9106387517. E-Mail: astikrajesh@yahoo.co.in


Background: The occurrence of mylohyoid bridges in mandible resulting compression of inferior alveolar and mylohyoid nerves, and vessels, is important cause of neuropathy in this region.

Aim and objective: The present study was aimed at analyzing influence of sex and laterality in the occurrence of mylohyoid bridging in Indian population, and establishing a clue to the underlying causes of paraesthesia of idiopathic origin, in the territory of inferior alveolar and mylohyoid nerves.

Methods: We studied 300 human mandibles (141 female and 159 male) for location and degree of mylohyoid bridging.

Results: We found mylohyoid bridges in 15.66% mandibles. The proximal bridging was found more frequently than the distal bridging. The mylohyoid bridges were found in 7.8% female and 13.2% in male mandibles studied. We found mylohyoid bridges on 5% on right side and 5.66% on the left side, bilateral bridging was found in 5.33% mandibles.

Conclusion: The frequency of occurrence of mylohyoid bridging was higher in male; however, laterality was not to be significant amongst the mandibles studied. The location and degree of mylohyoid bridging are one of the important etiological factors of paraesthesia in the region of inferior alveolar and mylohyoid nerves distribution.

Key words:  Mandible, Mylohyoid Groove, Inferior Alveolar Nerve, Paraesthesia.


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Cite this article: Urvi H. Dave, Sunita Gupta, Rajesh B. Astik. STUDY OF PATTERN OF DISTRIBUTION OF MYLOHYOID BRIDGING AND THEIR CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS. Int J Anat Res 2019;7(3.1):6744-6747. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2019.215