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Table 5 Anteroposterior relationship of ML and MF on occlusal plane

From: Evaluation of mandibular lingula and foramen location using 3-dimensional mandible models reconstructed by cone-beam computed tomography

Sex MF in front of ML Line connecting MF and ML perpendicular to OP ML in front of MF
No. Mean ± SD (mm) No. No. Mean ± SD (mm)
Male 46 2.5 ± 1.8 2 10 1.6 ± 0.5
Female 45 2.7 ± 1.6 7 11 1.2 ± 0.8
Total 91 (75.2%) 2.6 ± 1.7 9 (7.4%) 21 (17.4%) 1.4 ± 0.7
  1. Abbreviations: ML, mandibular lingula; MF, mandibular foreman; OP, occlusal plane; No., number of sides; MD, mean distance from ML to MF on OP
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