nasolacrimal canal

Anatomy Monday: Nasolacrimal Canal

The nasolacrimal duct is most commonly seen on occlusal radiographs specifically the anterior maxillary occlusal radiograph and standard maxillary occlusal radiograph.  It presents as an ovoid radiolucent area with a thin radiopaque border at the lateral edge of the nasal cavity in the region of the molars. If you have […]

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 […]