Bilateral bifid mandibular canal: A case report


MİLOĞLU Ö., YILMAZ A. B., ÇAĞLAYAN F.

MEDICINA ORAL PATOLOGIA ORAL Y CIRUGIA BUCAL, vol.14, no.5, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: MEDICINA ORAL PATOLOGIA ORAL Y CIRUGIA BUCAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Bifid mandibular canal, panoramic radiography, cone beam computed tomography, PANORAMIC RADIOGRAPHS, ANESTHESIA
  • Ataturk University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The objective of this case report is to help clinicians identify bifid mandibular canals on panoramic radiographs and subsequently use the information in the modification of dental treatment planning. A 45-year old man was referred to the service of Oral Diagnosis and Radiology. Routine panoramic radiography, suggested the presence of bilateral bifid mandibular canals (BMC). Mandibular computed tomography revealed a clear view of bilateral mandibular canals. BMC can be detected on a panoramic radiograph.