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 3 however this is more commonly seen on CBCT).  Check out some examples below.

lingual foramen periapical radiograph 2

Periapical Radiograph

lingual foramina CBCT sagittal

CBCT sagittal view showing two lingual foramina

lingual foramen pantomographPantomograph

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