The knowledge of the neurovascular relationships of the infratemporal region is relevant in odontostomatology practice. In this article we present a case of atypical communication between the inferior alveolar nerve and lingual nerve associated with a change in relations with the maxillary artery, and discusses some clinical implications that these relations have on the development of the suplementary innervation and the anesthesia.
KEY WORDS: inferior alveolar nerve, lingual nerve, maxillary artery, pterygomandibular fossa, infratemporal fossa, dental anesthesia.
How to cite this article
SANDOVAL, M. C; LÓPEZ, F. B. & SUAZO, G. I. An unusualrelationship between the inferior alveolar nerve, lingual nerve and maxillary artery. Int. J. Odontostomat., 3(1):51-53, 2009.