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Bifid mandibular canal is a rare anatomical variation that can be of considerable interest to a dentist. This condition can lead to complications when performing. Bifid mandibular canal could be an interesting variation in the mandible. This condition can pose complications during surgical procedures in the mandible, such. Bifid mandibular canals (BMCs) are variations of the normal anatomy, with a reported prevalence ranging from to 65%. Aberrations of the mandibular canal.

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Identification of mandibular canals: Grover PS, Lorton L. A false presence of bifid mandibular canals in panoramic radiographs.

Bifid mandibular canal: Report of 2 cases and review of literature

Report of two cases. Identification of double mandibular canals: The detection of these anatomical variations is important because of its clinical implications.

Claeys V, Wackens G. Bifid mandibular canals and the factors associated mandibklar their presence: Atypical courses of the mandibular canal: Literature review and case report. Presentation of a case].

Therefore, awareness of this condition is important. IAN has been classified according to anatomical location and configurations. When dentists encounter this situation, if their problem is only inadequate anesthesia they should use another technique for local anesthesia.


When should bifid canal be suspected?

Bifid Mandibular Canal: A Rare or Underestimated Entity?

Therefore diagnosis of this variation is sometimes very important and necessary. Variations in the normal anatomy of the inferior dental mandibular canal: Bifid mandiular canal, cone beam computed tomography, inferior alveolar nerve, local anesthesia. J Am Dent Assoc. This condition can lead to complications when performing mandibular anesthesia or during surgery of the lower third molar, orthognatic or reconstructive mandibular surgery, or placement of dental implants and prosthesis; bleeding and traumatic neuroma are possible complications.

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Open in a separate window. Literature review and three case reports with CT scans and cone beam CT. We would like to express our sincere acknowledgement in the support and help of the implant Research Center of Isfahan Dental School Isfahan, Iran.

Panoramic reconstruction of thin mandibular section showing inferior alveolar canals bilaterally arrow Click here to view. Received Aug 18; Accepted Sep A report of mandbiular cases.

The latter is divided into four types according to their locations and shapes Table 1. The clinical relevance of this issue is to remind clinicians of the variable anatomy of the mandibular canal. Bilateral bifid mandibular canal. Bifid mandibular canal classification according to Langlais et al. In the left side, two mandibular canals including two mandibular nerves opened to two mental foramens. InKiersch and Jordan annotated that an osteocondensation image produced by the insertion of the mylohyoid muscle into the internal mandibular surface, with a distribution parallel to the dental canal, may mimic a bifid mandibular canal.


The inferior alveolar nerve supplies the mandibular teeth and gives off the mental nerve, which exits the MC cxnal the mental foramen. None, Conflict of Interest: Sitemap What’s New Feedback Disclaimer.

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Identification of double mandibular canals: This article has been cited by 1 Bifid Mandibular Canals: J Oral Maxillofac Surg ; Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants ; Anatomical principles for correct induction of anesthesia in dental practices [Le basi anatomiche per una corretta anestesia in odontoiatria].

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Bifid mandibular canal – local anesthetic challenges to a dentist: