mandibular fossa

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Related to mandibular fossa: infratemporal fossa, Mandibular foramen
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Noun1.mandibular fossa - a deep concavity in the temporal bone at the root of the zygomatic arch that receives the condyle of the mandiblemandibular fossa - a deep concavity in the temporal bone at the root of the zygomatic arch that receives the condyle of the mandible
os temporale, temporal bone - a thick bone forming the side of the human cranium and encasing the inner ear
fossa, pit - a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
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Trismus, a finding observed in temporal abscesses, occurs as a result of the abscess draining into the mandibular fossa. The presence of an abscess near the temporomandibular joint and edema in the pterygoid muscles on MRI defined the trismus in our patient.
The aim of the study was to determine, in retrospective, which of the methods of bite registration gives a better guarantee to guide the mandibular condyle into a centric position, in the mandibular fossa. The study also evaluates the influence of each method on the function of the stomatognathic system.
attempted to construct a TMJR prosthesis from principles applied to total hip replacement consisting of a vitallium mandibular fossa plate and ramus condyle unit (14).
In this case, an infection extended directly through the defect in the anterior wall of the tympanic cavity into the surrounding spaces: mandibular fossa and temporomandibular joint (Figures 7(b) and 7(c)).
Morphologic study of the mandibular fossa and the eminence of the temporomandibular joint in relation to the facial structures.
[7] During tonic-clonic seizures, TMJ dislocation occurs when uncoordinated forces caused chiefly by the lateral pterygoid muscles, unilaterally or bilaterally, protract the articular discs and mandibular condyles out of the mandibular fossa causing both the condyles and the articular discs to crossover the articular eminence into infratemporal fossa.
It establishes a connection between the external acoustic canal and the mandibular fossa. (3,4) The tympanic ring appears first at the embryonic period from mesenchymal tissue lying between the first and second branchial arches.
Temporomandibular joint comprises mandibular head mandibular fossa articular disc and articular capsule (Getty 1975; Nickel et al.