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Bifurcation of the mandibular canal- radiological appreciation of a rare anatomical variation - report of 3 cases and review of the literature

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C. Gunasena ,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Sciences
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M. A. S. W. Madurapperuma,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Sciences
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S. Anupama,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Sciences

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P. V. K. S. Hettiarachchi,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Sciences
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R. D. Jayasinghe

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Sciences

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Abstract

The mandibular canal is a single canal that runs in the mandible carrying inferior alveolar neuro vascular bundle and splitting of the mandibular canal into in its course is rare occurrence. With the advent of 3-dimensional imaging modalities like computed tomography or cone-beam computed tomography better visualization becomes possible. As a result, more cases of this nature are being reported in the recent past giving rise to increased prevalence than in the past where two-dimensional imaging like digital panoramic tomography were dominating. This article also appreciates the radiological anatomy of three cases with bifurcation of the mandibular canal incidentally diagnosed in the cone-beam computed tomography and also discusses the clinical significance of this rare anatomical entity.
How to Cite: Gunasena C, Madurapperuma MASW, Anupama S, Hettiarachchi PVKS, Jayasinghe RD. Bifurcation of the mandibular canal- radiological appreciation of a rare anatomical variation - report of 3 cases and review of the literature. Sri Lanka Anatomy Journal. 2021;5(1):29–34. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slaj.v5i1.131
Published on 03 Oct 2021.
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