Case series: Mandibular canal enlargement: Clinical & radiological characteristics

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Clinical Imaging Science
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017

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Keywords

  • Clinical characteristics
  • Imaging characteristics
  • Mandibular canal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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