mandibular nerve


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mandibular nerve

[man′dib·yə·lər ′nərv]
(anatomy)
A mixed nerve branch of the trigeminal nerve; innervates various structures of the lower jaw and face.
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In patients with isolated marginal mandibular nerve weakness, a lack of depressor labii inferioris function can be quite noticeable because an affected patient is unable to evert, depress, or lateralize the lower lip.
7,9,10) The most important complication of surgery is marginal mandibular nerve palsy, which has been reported in as many as 8% of cases.
The transcervical surgical approach to resection in patients with elongated styloid processes and Eagle syndrome appears to be safe and effective, although the risk for transient marginal mandibular nerve weakness is notable.
Excision of the submandibular gland carries a 0 to 8% risk of permanent or temporary marginal mandibular nerve palsy.