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Angle of mandible

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Bony structures of the mandible.

The angle of mandible, also known referred to as the mandibular angle, is formed at the junction where the body and ramus of the mandible unite. The most lateral point of the angle of the mandible is termed the gonion

The lateral surface of the mandible serves as an attachment point for the masseter muscle, whilst the medial surface serves as an attachment point for the medial pterygoid muscle. The stylomandibular ligament, an extrinsic ligament of the temporomandibular joint, extends from the styloid process of the temporal bone to the angle of the mandible.

Terminology English: Angle of mandible
Latin: Angulus mandibulae
Definition The rounded corner of the mandible where the body and ramus unite
Attachments Masseter and medial pterygoid muscles, stylomandibular ligament

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