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foramen

a natural hole, esp one in a bone through which nerves and blood vessels pass

foramen

[fə′rā·mən]
(biology)
A small opening, orifice, pore, or perforation.
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Dort mandibulada aksesuar foramen mentale sol tarafta tespit edildi (%2,63).
Anahtar kelimeler: Foramen mentale, mandibula, aksesuar foramen mentale
Foramen thyroideum containing neurovascular elements is a possible pathway of tumour spread.
2) There is paucity of knowledge about foramen thyroideum in Indian population, so present study was undertaken to look for presence of foramina in thyroid cartilage (foramen thyroideum) and to note the position, symmetry, and presence of neurovascular bundle of the foramen.
A high frequency of fenestrae in the occipital region was observed, near the foramen magnum in S.
The predominant form of anterior lacerate foramen was distinct in the two species (Figures 8 and 9).
In the jaw, besides the constant holes as the mental and the mandibular foramen, there are a great quantity of foramina and accessory foramina, which have been associated with to situations of clinical interest.
Narayana & Prashanthi (2003) analyzed 335 dried mandibles and they only found a single case with an accessory mandibular foramen that originated in a canal.
The location of the mental foramen has been studied by means of direct measurement on dry mandibles or by using radiographs of dry mandibles or patients (Phillips et al.
A number of studies have shown difference in the position of the mental foramen in relation to the second premolar according to the ethnic group studied.
In all the samples the presence of right maxilar joined to the left maxilar was considered indispensable to have the absolutely certainty that the studied foramens belonged to the same original skull and the statistic could express reliable results.
Approximately in 99% of the cases, it was observed that foramens obeyed the following relation: if one were medial (in relation to the sagital plain that passed by the zigomatic-maxilar suture when the same crossed the infraorbital margin) the other was either, or if one were lateral to the to the plain, the other was too.