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Mandibular Canal Enlargement: Clinical and Radiological Characteristics.

Chong Jun AiNazimi Abd JabarTan Huann LanRoszalina Ramli
Department of Oral Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, International Medical UniversityDepartment of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, UKM and UKM Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date of Submission: 05-Apr-2017, Date of Acceptance: 28-May-2017, Date of Web Publication: 13-Jul-2017.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Chong Jun Ai

International Medical University, Faculty of Dentistry, 126, Jln Jalil Perkasa 19, 57000 Bukit Jalil, Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
E-mail: chongjunai@imu.edu.my

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Chong Jun Ai

International Medical University, Faculty of Dentistry, 126, Jln Jalil Perkasa 19, 57000 Bukit Jalil, Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
E-mail: chongjunai@imu.edu.my

DOI: 10.4103/jcis.JCIS_28_17 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


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.
Keywords: Clinical Characteristics, Imaging Characteristics, Mandibular Canal

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