International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2017, Vol. 3 Issue 4, Part E
Prevalance of mandibular incisive canal in CBCT: A retrospective study
AUTHOR(S): Dr. C Tirumala Ravali MDS
ABSTRACT:Background: To avoid postoperative injuries in the interforaminal region, presence of the Mandibular Incisive Canal (MIC), its extension and canal positioning in relation to the cortical bone and alveolar process were investigated by cone beam computed tomography (CBCT).
Material and Methods: One hundred CBCT examinations obtained by means of the i-CAT CBCT imaging system were analyzed in multiple-plane views (axial, panoramic and cross-sectional) and three-dimensional representations were performed using iCAT CBCT software. The MIC was evaluated for its presence, measurement and proximity to the buccal and lingual plates, alveolar process and inferior border of the mandible.
Results: The MIC was visible in all (100%) CBCT images.
Conclusions: Due to the high prevalence of MIC, its variation in length and distance up to the cortical bone, suggested that preoperative radiographic evaluation of the MIC must be carried out case-by-case using CBCT, which
could clearly show the three-dimensional structure and adjacent structure of the MIC.
Pages: 338-340 | 431 Views 12 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. C Tirumala Ravali MDS. Prevalance of mandibular incisive canal in CBCT: A retrospective study. 2017; 3(4): 338-340.