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process

a flow of activities; a sequence of tasks.
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Caption: Figure 4: (a) Panoramic dental scan depicting enlarged inferior alveolar canal (arrow) with residual tumor mass (asterisk) and hypoplastic condylar process (chevron), (b) axial CT in bone window showingthe residual mass in alveolar margins of maxilla and mandible (arrow) and concavity of mandibular ramus (chevron), (c) axial CT scan showing apparent foramen (arrow) due to lytic erosion of mandibular cortex, (d) 3D CT scan image showing hypoplastic condylar process (chevron), apparent foramen (arrow), and tumor in maxillary alveolus (asterisk), (e) coronal CT image showing rudimentary styloid process of right side (arrow), and (f) axial CT image of sutural diastasis (chevron) and persistent metopic suture (arrow).
Position of mandibular foramen--near top of the condylar process (1); on low or mid ramus anterior to a bladelike condyloid ridge (2); at the base of ramus near toothrow posterior to condyloid ridge (3); at base of ramus near toothrow anterior to condyloid ridge (4).
The condyle may be morphologically normal, or elongation of the condylar process may be noted.
In the meantime, a piece of bone called the condylar process grew posteriorly to help brace the connection between the dentary and postdentary bones.
Fracture of condylar process is one of the most common fractures of the mandible.
Lesions consistently arise from the anteromedial surface of the condylar process at the site of attachment of the lateral pterygoid muscle.