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The inferior alveolar artery descends with its correspond-ing vein and nerve, forming a neurovascular bundle that supplies the teeth of the mandible, gingivae, and the skin over the chin and lower lip.
The purpose of this study is to report an unusual origin of inferior alveolar nerve and inferior alveolar artery associated with variation in relation to the maxillary artery.
It was initially called conduct of the first teething, believed to contain a branch of the inferior alveolar artery dedicated to the irrigation of temporary teeth, but later studies determined that this formation lodges a vein, called by Figun & Garino (2001), as vein of Serres.