Lingual Foramen

Definition: A foramen or foramina seen in the midline of the mandible on the lingual aspect. This is a small foramen.

Radiographic Features:

Location: Midline of mandible, apical to mandibular central incisors.

Edge: Well-defined, corticated (thin to thick).

Shape: Round to ovoid.

Internal: Radiolucent.

Other: None.

Number: May be single or multiple. If multiple, the foramina will appear in a vertical order.

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Lingual foramen

Round radiolucent entity in midline of patient (yellow dot)

Lingual foramen – periapical radiographs

Lingual foramen – pantomograph

Lingual foramen – cone beam CT

cross-sectional view


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