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Mandibular foramen

The mandibular foramen or inferior alveolar foramen is located on medial surface of ramus of the mandible and is the entrance to the mandibular canal. It transmits inferior alveolar nerve, a branch of the posterior division of the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve that supplies all the ipsilateral teeth up to the midline.

Superiorly it has a small tubercle or ridge, the lingula, where the sphenomandibular ligament attaches.

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