LPP in the posterior mandibular region is likely to result in nerve injury if the perforation site is above the mylohyoid
ridge where the lingual nerve is commonly located (Chan et al., 2011).
Blue arrow, carcinoma extends within bone and abuts mandibular canal; black arrow, mylohyoid
This is because the roots of these molars extend below the insertion of the mylohyoid
muscle, which is connected to the submandibular space.
Sublingual localization is considered for cysts between the oral mucosa and geniohyoid muscles, submental most frequently between geniohyoid and mylohyoid
muscles and outer between mylohyoid
muscle and skin [4, 5].
Human submandibular salivary gland lies inferior to mylohyoid
muscle while rat submandibular gland lies on anterior side of neck having submandibular lymph nodes on one side and sternum on the other side.
Patient underwent wide excision, where the intraoperative findings showed a superficial cystic swelling with few loculi over the muscle layer of the mylohyoid
and the anterior belly of the digastric with few finger-like extensions between the muscle planes.
7 Denture soreness may be due to undercuts mostly in the mylohyoid
ridge and tori.
Floor of the mouth includes sections of sublingual and mylohyoid
It involved the right floor of the mouth and tongue including the genioglossus, the hyoglossus, the mylohyoid
, and the intrinsic muscles of the tongue (Figure 2).
It provides motor innervation to the mylohyoid
, tensor tympani, and tensor veli palatini muscles.
Because sublingual lymph nodes are located above the mylohyoid
muscle, they are not removed during routine discontinuous neck dissection.
While the EMGs capture the activity of the mylohyoid
, geniohyoid and anterior belly of the digastric muscles, with minimal contribution of the genioglossus one, the tongue pressure measurements on the palate are generated mainly by the genioglossus muscle, with a lower contribution of the suprahyoid ones (23).