Mental foramen mimicking as periapical pathology - A case report

  • Anusha Rangare Lakshman Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Century International Institute of Dental Science and Research Centre, Poinachi, Kasaragod – 671541 Kerala
  • Kishor Kannepady school of dentistry, International Medical university, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Chaithra Kalkur Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Century International Institute of Dental Science and Research Centre, Poinachi, Kasaragod - 671541 Kerala, India.
Keywords: Mental foramen, periapical radiolucency, mandibular premolars

Abstract

The radiographic recognition of any disease requires a thorough knowledge of the radiographic appearance of normal structure. Intelligent diagnosis mandates an appreciation of the wide range of variation in the appearance of normal anatomical structures. The mental foramen is usually the anterior limit of the inferior dental canal that is apparent on radiographs. It opens on the facial aspect of the mandible in the region of the premolars. It can pose diagnostic dilemma radiographically because of its anatomical variation which can mimic as a periapical pathosis. Hereby we are reporting a rare case of superimposed mental foramen over the apex of right mandibular second premolar mimicking as periapical pathology.

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Published
2014-09-09
How to Cite
Lakshman, A. R., Kannepady, K., & Kalkur, C. (2014). Mental foramen mimicking as periapical pathology - A case report. Journal of Health Sciences, 4(2), 126-129. https://doi.org/10.17532/jhsci.2014.173
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Case reports