Finding of Jamia’s dental surgeon Dr Imran, his team grabs headlines

Discovery of Jamia’s dental surgeon Imran, his team grabs headlines

The complexity of a human body has been unraveled yet again, this time from an Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon from Faculty of Dentistry (FOD), Jamia Millia Islamia.


Dr Imran Khan, who is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, FOD, Jamia, has recently published this interesting case report in a US-based Scientific Journal “Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Cases” September-2020 edition.

His discovery is about a Novel Anatomical opening in the human lower jaw which generally are referred as Foramen in anatomical/medical terminology. This New opening or foramen has been named as Novel Aberrant Mandibular Angle Foramen (NAMAF).

As per the report published NAMAF was masquerading a fracture in the lower jaw, since no one else has ever reported any foramen in the described area of lower jaw it was only during the surgical procedure itself Dr Imran and his team could identify and record this finding.

These Foramens in the human body serve as passages through which various blood vessels and nerves supply different structures and organs of human body.

The published novel report also involves Dr Deborah Sybil (Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia), Dr Mandeep Kaur (Professor & Oral & Maxillofacial Radiologist, Faculty of dentistry, JMI), Dr Nikhat Mansoor (Professor, Department of Biosciences, JMI), Dr Ifra Iftikhar (Maxillofacial surgeon, New Delhi) Dr Rizwan Khan (Orthopedic Surgeon, Jamia Hamdard) & Dr Shubhangi Premchandani (Trainee Intern, Faculty of Dentistry).

The Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, JMI Prof (Dr) Sanjay Singh congratulated the research team on this novel finding. Prof (Dr) Sanjay Singh said novel structures like the one reported here will make surgeons more alert to exercise utmost precaution while operating on the prescribed area. It will also help other surgeons & anaesthetists executing precise treatment protocols and avoid unexplained local anaesthesia failures.

The FOD, JMI has been ranked  19th best dental college in the country by the MHRD’s NIRF-2020.