Dissection of oral region

Lingual nerve; submaxillary ganglion and plexus, left lateral view

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Dissection of oral region
Lingual nerve; submaxillary ganglion and plexus, left lateral view
The mylohyoid muscle has been retracted inferiorly and the lingual nerve freed of its connective tissue.
1 . Buccinator muscle and gingiva
2 . Sublingual gland
3 . Sublingual nerve (plexiform)
4 . Mandible (cut across)
5 . Submandibular gland (deep lobule)
6 . Tendon of digastric muscle
7 . Mylohyoid muscle (retracted inferiorly)
8 . Anterior belly digastric muscle
9 . Lingual nerve
10 . Mylohyoid nerve
11 . Branches of lingual nerve
12 . Upper pointer: Internal pterygoid muscle (pointer on area of insertion on angle of mandible) Lower pointer: Muscular branch of external maxillary artery
13 . External maxillary artery
14 . Submandibular ganglion
15 . Submandibular duct
16 . Stylohyoid muscle
17 . Submental artery
18 . Hypoglossal nerve (XII)
19 . External carotid artery
20 . Internal carotid artery
21 . Superior laryngeal nerve