Mandibular canal

The mandibular canal, also known as the inferior alveolar canal (IAC), is located within the internal aspect of the mandible and contains the inferior alveolar nerveartery and the vein. It starts at the mandibular foramen, on the lingual side of the ramus, continues on buccal surface of body of the mandible and ends at the mental foramen, adjacent to the second mandibular premolar tooth.

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

Article information

rID: 6782
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Inferior alveolar canal (IAC)
  • Inferior alveolar canal
  • Inferior alveolar nerve canal

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Cases and figures

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  • Case 1: along mandibular ramus
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  • Case 1: mandibular foramen
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