lingual nerve


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lingual nerve

[′liŋ·gwəl ′nərv]
(neuroscience)
A branch of the mandibular nerve having somatic sensory components and innervating the mucosa of the floor of the mouth and the anterior two-thirds of the tongue.
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If a client describes a complete loss of sensation, permanent injury to the lingual nerve has occurred.
It has been reported to be located between the IAN and the lingual nerve.
The tumor was found to be arising from the right lingual nerve.
Key Words: Lingual nerve damage, 3rd molar surgery, local and general anesthesia.
Care must be taken to avoid injury to the lingual nerve and submandibular duct.
In this double blind controlled study, the effects of intramuscular Dexamethasone on neuropraxia development of inferior alveolar nerve and lingual nerve following the surgical removal of mandibular third molars were studied after 24 hours.
The chorda tympani is large and enters the mandibular arch; it terminates near a branch of the mandibular nerve, which will become the lingual nerve.
The incidence of IAN and lingual nerve injuries re-ported, ranges from 0.
The lingual nerve and submandibular ganglion had been identified, and a clamp had been placed just proximal to the submandibular gland, and this portion had been ligated.
However, it may cause damage to the inferior dental and lingual nerves.
It was excised in continuation with the gland (Figure 3), with preservation of the marginal mandibular, hypoglossal and lingual nerves.