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Anatomy Monday: Lateral Fossa / Incisive Fossa / Canine Fossa

Today’s anatomy is by request for the lateral fossa also known as the incisive fossa and canine fossa.  The lateral fossa is  depression of the maxilla around the root of the maxillary lateral incisors.  It presents as a diffuse radiolucent area around the root of the lateral incisor. It is […]


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: Pantomographs Part 1 5

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 […]


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 […]