Mandibular notch

The upper border of the ramus of mandible is thin, and is surmounted by two processes, the coronoid process anteriorly and the condyloid process posteriorly, separated by a deep concavity, the mandibular notch, or sigmoid notch. It allows the passage of the masseteric nerve (a branch of the mandibular nerve (V3) division of the trigeminal nerve), masseteric artery and masseteric vein.

Mandibular notch
Position of mandibular notch in skull, shown in red.
Position of mandibular notch in mandible, shown in red.
Latinincisura mandibulae
Anatomical terms of bone

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 174 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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