alveolar ridge

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Noun1.alveolar ridge - a ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teethalveolar ridge - a ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teeth
tooth socket, alveolus - a bony socket in the alveolar ridge that holds a tooth
alveolar artery, arteria alveolaris - a branch of the maxillary artery that supplies the alveolar process
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
jaw - the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
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Caption: Figure 5: (a) Precontrast T1W axial image showing primary mass (arrow) in the alveolar process of maxilla and mandible with bony expansion, (b) postcontrast T1W fat saturated axial image showing enhancing intraosseous mass in maxilla and mandible, the parotid, and infratemporal fossa (arrows), (c) coronal STIR image showing narrow external auditory canal (arrow), (d) coronal postgadolinium image showing mass in infratemporal fossa, the parotid, and external auditory canal (arrows), (e) axial T2W image showing hypoplastic pterygoid and masseter muscles (arrows), and (f) coronal T2W image showing concave right mandibular ramus (chevron) and hypoplastic condyle with extension of mass into the TMJ (arrow).