Indian Journal of Dental Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 235--237

Bilateral bifid mandibular canal: Report of two cases


Kasra Karamifar, Shoaleh Shahidi, Afsoon Tondari 
 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, School of Dentistry, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

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Kasra Karamifar
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, School of Dentistry, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz
Iran

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 mandibular anesthesia or during surgery of the lower third molar, orthognatic or reconstructive mandibular surgery, or placement of dental implants and prosthesis; bleeding and traumatic neuroma are possible complications. Therefore, awareness of this condition is important. We report two cases of bilateral bifid mandibular canal: one in a 22-year-old male and the other in a 24-year-old female.


How to cite this article:
Karamifar K, Shahidi S, Tondari A. Bilateral bifid mandibular canal: Report of two cases.Indian J Dent Res 2009;20:235-237


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Karamifar K, Shahidi S, Tondari A. Bilateral bifid mandibular canal: Report of two cases. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Jan 19 ];20:235-237
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