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Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy

, Volume 40, Issue 6, pp 641–646 | Cite as

Bilateral ‘coronoid foramina’ with accessory foramina on the ‘lateral aspect of ramus’ of mandible: an unseen variance discovery in humans

  • Nyer Firdoose Chintamani Subhan
Anatomic Variations
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Abstract

The normal flexibility in morphology and topography of body structures may be termed as an anatomical variation. This manuscript, aims to present a unique discovery of ‘coronoid foramina’ bilaterally along with bilateral accessory foramina over the ‘lateral aspect of the ramus of the mandible’ which has never been seen or documented in the literature so far in a live patient. It is noteworthy to realize a trait of phylogenetic context in these discoveries.

Keywords

Mandible Coronoid foramina Lateral accessory foramina Mandibular foramen Mandibular canal 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The author thanks the patient for his kind co-operation in the investigations and the consent rendered to illustrate the findings in the manuscript.

Funding

There was no funding for this study.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The author declares that there is no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

All the findings were incidental and not planned procedural study. The patient was informed about the peculiar findings in him and an informed signed consent was taken with permission to use his data for research publication purposes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Oral & Maxillofacial SurgeryEast Riyadh Specialized Centre, Ministry of HealthRiyadhKingdom of Saudi Arabia

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