TY - JOUR A1 - , T1 - Importance of knowledge of the lateral pterygoid muscle’s anatomy and it’s variations JO - Eur. J. Anat. SN - 1136-4890 Y1 - 2020 VL - 24 SP - 527 EP - 529 UR - http://www.eurjanat.com/web/paper.php?id=200434jv KW - N2 - Dear editor,In the present letter, we shall discuss the im-portance of the relevance of the knowledge of the lateral pterygoid muscle morphology for the dentis-try profession, regarding a review published by our team in the 3rd volume of this year, in which we have collected evidence regarding the percentage of anatomical variation of the lateral pterygoid muscle reported in the literature, which is much less than what actually occurs in the population. Furthermore, it should be noted that in pathologies of the temporomandibular joint, this muscle plays a crucial role, for it is compromised or is even the cause of the pathology. ER -