Bilateral bifid mandibular canal

Mahnaz Sheikhi, Hamid Badrian, Sajad Ghorbanizadeh


One of the normal interesting variations that we may encounter in the mandible is bifid mandibular canal. This condition can lead to difficulties when performing mandibular anesthesia or during extraction of lower third molar, placement of implants, and surgery in the mandible. Therefore diagnosis of this variation is sometimes very important and necessary.

Key Words: Bifid mandiular canal, cone beam computed tomography, inferior alveolar nerve, local anesthesia

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