Anatomy Monday: Infraorbital Canal


The infraorbital canal is seen on extraoral radiographs specifically pantomographs.  It appears as a diagonal radiolucent band with two thin radiopaque borders superimposed over the inferior border of the orbital rim.

infraorbital canal pantomograph with arrows infraorbital canal bilateral pantomographIf you have any questions or comments about the infraorbital canal and its appearance on radiographs, please leave them below. Thanks and enjoy!


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