lingual foramen


Anatomy Monday: Lingual Foramen (mandible) 2

It’s another foramen in the mandible.  While there are multiple lingual foramina in the mandible, the most commonly seen one is in the anterior mandible on the midline.  It appears as a round radiolucent entity with a thin to thick corticated border.  It may be single or multiple (up to […]


Case of the week: Double Lingual Foramina 4

This weeks case is an interesting variant of normal anatomy – two lingual foramina seen on a periapical radiograph.  Some patients can have up to three lingual foramina. Note the two well-defined, circular radiolucent entities inferior to the mandibular central incisors.  The superior one is larger than the inferior one. […]


Anatomy on Radiographs: Pantomographs Part 1 3

Ok, I am back and now onto pantomographs. Since these images are larger and will take up much more space I have decided to break them down into 2 parts.  I also will have several anatomy identified on each radiograph as well.  Here we go. Mandible *The mandibular condyle (two […]