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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The inferior alveolar, lingual, mylohyoid, mental, incisive, auriculotemporal, and buccal nerves are all blocked.
The Wharton's duct is longer, has a larger caliber, and is angulated against gravity as it courses around the posterior aspect of the mylohyoid muscle, all of which results in a slower salivary flow rate.
After an extraoral skin incision platysma muscle was passed and blunt dissection was performed under the mylohyoid muscle to remove the mass (Figure-2).
The sublingual space (SLS), referred to as the floor of mouth, is the space located below the tongue and confined by the mylohyoid muscle and hyoid bone (Figure 15A).
20) However, there are no pure type I muscle fibers in the mylohyoid muscle.
For the mandible, the primary stress-bearing area is buccal shelf area and relieving area is a sharp mylohyoid ridge and the crest of alveolar ridge.
A curved haemostat was passed from the submental incision through the subcutaneous layer, platysma, mylohyoid, submucosa and mucosa.
When applying NMES, mylohyoid, thyrohyoid, suprahyoid, infrahyoid, and geniohyoid muscle contractions are tried to be activated through the electrodes placed on the submental and laryngeal regions in the anterior neck (1,2,13).
Medially, it abutted and displaced the adjacent anterior belly of the digastric and mylohyoid muscles.
Diagnostic errors in interpreting a bifid mandibular canal in a panoramic radiograph may be attributed to superimposition of structures, inadequate positioning of the patient, bone condensation produced by the mylohyoid muscle in the floor of the mouth, distortion of the radiography and magnification of the device.
The sublingual gland is divided into two parts: the caudal part that is located in the occiptomandibular region of the digastric muscle and the rostral part between the tunica mucosa of the mouth and 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.