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CASE SERIES
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 28

Mandibular Canal Enlargement: Clinical and Radiological Characteristics


1 Department of Oral Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, UKM and UKM Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Chong Jun Ai
International Medical University, Faculty of Dentistry, 126, Jln Jalil Perkasa 19, 57000 Bukit Jalil, Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
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DOI: 10.4103/jcis.JCIS_28_17

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Enlargement of the mandibular canal is a rare radiological finding. Clinically, it may or may not be associated with sensory deficits. We report four cases of widening of the mandibular canal observed with various methods of imaging with different clinical characteristics. We describe this unique radiological finding and elaborate the importance of quality assessment of the imaging that is vital for accurate diagnosis and treatment planning. Clinicians should be mindful when assessing the imaging whenever the size of the mandibular canal is implicated. The case ranged from a benign tumor to malignancy, radiological errors, and artifacts. A more superior imaging or treatment modality was necessary to ascertain the diagnosis.


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