Mandibular canal

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


CT scan to evaluate if inferior third molar (wisdom tooth) teeth are reaching the mandibular canal.

Patient Data

Age: 24
Gender: Female

Bilateral normal mandibular canal. Inferior wisdom teeth don't reach the canals. 

Annotated image

Bilateral normal mandibular canal. 

Case Discussion

Mandibular canal is  located within the mandible and contains the inferior alveolar nerve, artery 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 premolar.

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Case information

rID: 31655
Published: 19th Oct 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Tag: anatomy
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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