Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift

, Volume 161, Issue 9–10, pp 272–273 | Cite as

Position of the mental foramen: an anatomical study

  • Lumnije KqikuEmail author
  • Ensad Sivic
  • Andreas Weiglein
  • Peter Städtler
Short communication


Knowledge of the position of the mental foramen is very important during all surgical procedures and it needs to be considered before all surgical procedures in the mandible region. The aim of this study was to determine the position of the mental foramen in the dissected human cadaver specimens. Four hundred hemimandible specimens from human cadavers were dissected and analyzed for the position of the mental foramen. The most common position of the mental foramen investigated – using anatomical dissection – was between the first and second mandibular premolars. These investigations provide relevant data for clinical anatomy, especially when planning oral operative treatment in the premolar area.


Mental foramen Anatomical position Mandible 

Position des Foramen mentale: eine anatomische Studie


Die Kenntnis der Lage des Foramen mentale ist bei allen chirurgischen Eingriffen von großer Bedeutung, so auch vor jedem operativen Eingriff im Unterkieferbereich. Ziel dieser Studie war es, die Lage des Foramen mentale anatomisch darzustellen und zu analysieren. Vierhundert hemimandible Proben von Kadavern wurden seziert und nach der Lage des Foramen mentale analysiert. Die häufigste Position des Foramen mentale war zwischen ersten und zweitem unteren Prämolaren. Die Ergebnisse dieser Studie liefern relevante Daten bezüglich der klinischen Anatomie, insbesondere bei der Planung von operativen Eingriffen im Prämolaren Bereich.


Foramen mentale Anatomische Position Unterkiefer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lumnije Kqiku
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ensad Sivic
    • 2
  • Andreas Weiglein
    • 3
  • Peter Städtler
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Preventive and Operative Dentistry, Endodontics, Pedodontics, and Minimally Invasive Dentistry, Department of Dentistry and Maxillofacial SurgeryMedical University of GrazGrazAustria
  2. 2.Medical University of GrazGrazAustria
  3. 3.Institute of AnatomyMedical University of GrazGrazAustria

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