incisive foramen


Anatomy Monday: Foramina on Intraoral Radiographs 1

Today I thought I’d go with a little refresher of foramina visible on intraoral radiographs specifically periapical radiographs.  There will be a total of 4 I’m covering, 2 each in the maxilla and mandible.  So onto the maxilla first. Incisive Foramen The incisive foramen is the inferior opening of the […]


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 […]


Anatomy Monday: Incisive Foramen

Last week I showed the superior foramina of the nasopalatine canal and this week is the inferior foramen; the incisive foramen.  The incisive foramen presents as a round to ovoid radiolucent entity between the maxillary central incisors.  When the width of the incisive foramen is 10 mm (1 cm) or […]


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 […]