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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A false presence of bifid mandibular canals in panoramic radiographs. The apices of 38 and 48 were superimposed on the left and right image of the MC and a BMC was suspected at the left side.

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

J Oral Maxillofac Surg ; Literature review and presentation of an additional variant. How to cite this URL: Sitemap What’s New Feedback Disclaimer.

Atypical courses of the mandibular canal: A higher incidence was reported by Durst and Snow [8. J Dent Res ; But if the surgical process must be done in this region, the anatomical variation of IAN must be evaluated with diagnostic images.


Br J Oral Surg ; A retrospective study of panoramic radiographs from routine dental patients. Location of the mandibular canal and the topography of its neurovascular structures. J Health Res Rev ;1: Bifid mandibular canals in radiographs. A report of three cases. Observation of bifid mandibular canal using cone-beam computerized tomography.

Okajimas Folia Anat Jpn ; A retrospective study of panoramic radiographs from routine dental patients. The types of mandibular canal.

Bifid Mandibular Canal: A Rare or Underestimated Entity?

Hell Period Stomat Gnathopathoprosopike Cheir ;5: On the panoramic, 18 was absent, while 28, 38 and 48 were impacted with mesioangulated inclination Figure 1. Kawai T, Mandibuoar T. The clinical relevance of bifid and trifid mandibular canals. The occurrence of bifid mandibular canal has been reported to be 0. The latter is divided into four types according to their locations and shapes Table 1.

Therefore, it is of considerable interest for dentists to identify the presence of bifid canals on the panoramic radiographs to provide better patient care. Please review our privacy policy. A CBCT radiograph was prescribed by his endodontic.


In this report, we describe the radiographic finding of a unilateral bifid mandibular canal. None, Conflict of Interest: National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. To manage this anatomic variation, dentists should choose appropriate images and local anesthesia technique.

Inferior alveolar nerve anomaly. Histological studies have shown that the inferior alveolar nerve typically courses through the mandible as one major trunk with branches extending to apices of the teeth. Literature review and presentation of an additional variant.

Anatomical variations in developing mandibular nerve canal: Therefore, awareness of this condition bifir important. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants ; Location of the mandibular canal: