Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 7; Issue 4.2 (November 2019)

Page No.: 7092-7096

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2019.312


Bharat Thakre 1, Vaishali Sarve *2, Pritha S. Bhuiyan 3.

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra State, India.

*2 Dental Surgeon, Department of Orthodontics, Government Dental College, Nagpur, Maharashtra State, India.

3 Professor and Head, Department of Anatomy, Seth G. S. Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra State, India.

Corresponding Author: Dr. Vaishali Sarve, Dental Surgeon, Department of Orthodontics, Government Dental College, Nagpur, Maharashtra State, India. E-Mail: vaishali.sarve@yahoo.in


Aim: The present study aims to analyze the shapes of the lingula, its height and relationship with the mandibular ramal landmarks.

Material and Methods: Dried mandibles were included in the study without sex differentiation. The shape of the lingula was studied in 60 mandibles. In each mandible, the lingula was scored using the classification proposed by Tuli et al (2000) i.e., triangular, truncated, nodular and assimilated. 120 sides of mandibles were studied for various measurements, using sliding caliper.

Results: The most common shape of the lingula was found to be ‘triangular’ and the least common was ‘assimilated’. The mean height of the lingula was 7.77 +1.8 mm. The mean distance of the lingula from anterior border, posterior border and notch of the mandibular ramus was 17.38 +2.52  mm, 15.96 +1.91 mm and 16.26 +2.36 mm respectively.

Conclusion: This study provides information regarding shape, height, and location of the lingula. Thus, the study will assist surgeons to locate the lingula and avoid intraoperative complications.

KEY WORDS: Mandible, lingula, osteotomy.


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Cite this article: Bharat Thakre, Vaishali Sarve, Pritha S. Bhuiyan. A STUDY OF THE SHAPE, HEIGHT AND LOCATION OF THE LINGULA IN DRY HUMAN MANDIBLES. Int J Anat Res 2019;7(4.2):7092-7096. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2019.312