mylohyoid


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Related to mylohyoid: geniohyoid, mylohyoid nerve

mylohyoid

(ˌmaɪləʊˈhaɪɔɪd)
n
(Anatomy) one of two flat triangular muscles which run from the mandible to the hyoid bone and form the floor of the oral cavity
adj
(Anatomy) of or relating to the mylohyoid
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Medially, it abutted and displaced the adjacent anterior belly of the digastric and mylohyoid muscles.
Most dermoid cysts are located superior to the mylohyoid muscle.
The term plunging or cervical ranula refers to mucoceles that extend below the mylohyoid muscle, beyond the sublingual space and invariably are associated with the sublingual salivary gland.
Bu yolla agzin acilmasina katkida bulundugu dusunulen geniohyoid, digastrik ve mylohyoid kaslarin etkilendigi dusunulmektedir.
At the lingual side of the mandible, where the lesion was mostly expanded, elevation of soft tissues went as deep as the mylohyoid muscle.
The roots of these molars extend into the mylohyoid muscle, providing a route to the mandibular spaces.
In the middle of the mouth, it attaches to the geniohyoid and mylohyoid muscles at the base of the mouth (see diagram).
Within the floor of mouth, the term ranula may be applied to mucin which dissects into the mylohyoid muscle, resulting in chin or upper neck swelling (rana in Latin means frog, and ranula is used since it looks like a frog's underbelly clinically).
Ahmed M and Strauss M et al (2) also reported bilateral submandibular gland aplasia with associated prolapsing sublingual salivary tissue through mylohyoid muscle.
The sublingual space (SLS) is located inferior to intrinsic muscles of the oral tongue, lateral to the genioglossus-geniohyoid complex and superomedial to the mylohyoid muscle.
The mylohyoid muscle separates the submandibular and sublingual spaces.
The submental space, which is also called the submental triangle and the median suprahyoid zone, hosts the submental lymph nodes, the mylohyoid nerve and vessels, the submental branches of the facial artery, and the facial vein.