Bifid mandibular canal: a rare or underestimated entity?


One of the rare anatomical variations that can be of significant importance for the dentist is the bifid mandibular canal. Many complications can occur from this condition such as failure of anesthesia when performing inferior alveolar nerve block, difficulties during the surgical extraction of the third mandibular molar, and during implants placement. Therefore, good knowledge of this condition is essential. In this report, we describe the radiographic finding of a unilateral bifid mandibular canal.


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Anatomical variation, bifid mandibular canal, cone-beam computed tomography.
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Nasseh, I., & Aoun, G. (2016). Bifid mandibular canal: a rare or underestimated entity?. Clinics and Practice, 6(3).

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