anterior nasal spine


Anatomy Monday: Top anatomy of 2013

Here are the most viewed Anatomy Monday posts of 2013. 5. Anterior nasal spine 4. Superior foramina of the nasopalatine canal 3. Nasolabial fold 2. Mental foramen 1. Incisive foramen If there are any other anatomical entities you’d like to see covered in the upcoming posts, please leave a comment […]


Lateral Cephalometric Skull Anatomy – Part IV

This post will be all about the maxilla. Anterior nasal spine (yellow arrow) – anterior-most point where right and left maxilla meet on the midline forming a protruding bone spicule. A point (white arrow) – the deepest point between the anterior nasal spine and prosthion. Prosthion (yellow dotted arrow) – […]


Anatomy Monday: Anterior Nasal Spine (maxilla) 7

This week’s anatomy is the anterior nasal spine which is found in the midline at the floor of the nasal cavity as a bony protuberance where the right and left maxilla meet (as seen on the skull below – orange arrow).On radiographs, this will appear as an inverted triangle or […]


Anatomy on Radiographs: Occlusal Radiographs

This is the last post I have planned for anatomy and it will be on occlusal radiographs. Mandible Short and sweet here with only one anatomical landmark readily visible. The genial tubercles (yellow arrow) appear as a small radiopaque mass(es) extending off the lingual aspect of the mandible. Maxilla The nasal […]


Anatomy on Radiographs: Intraoral Radiographs Part I 37

I am starting a new series of posts on anatomy on radiographs.  There will be two posts on intraoral radiographs (Part I – anterior and Part II – posterior), one on occlusal radiographs, one on pantomographs and lastly one on skull radiographs (primarily lateral cephalometric skull radiographs). Anatomical radiographic appearances […]