CBCT Evaluation of Unilateral Accessory Mental Foramina: Under Reported Anatomic Variant in Children

2022 • Volume 16 • Issue 3

Ghousia S. & Nyer Firdoose



The following manuscript presents two paediatric cases with incidental finding of unilateral accessory mental foramina. Both the cases illustrate CBCT evaluation of a unilateral accessory foramina on the left side of the mandible, one of which, is a 12-year-old baby girl with pre-diagnosed medical history of precocious puberty and oral findings of supernumerary teeth and the other is an 8-year-old boy with oral bifurcation cyst. The not so frequent presence of additional foramina and canals in the mandible are frequently undervalued in clinical procedures and to our knowledge has not yet been reported in paediatric cases in the literature so far. In these case reports, authors attempt to document a rare and first of its type ever reported anatomic variant of mandible in paediatric patients in the whole literature.

KEY WORDS: accessory mental foramen, mental foramen, CBCT, anatomic variations, buccal bifurcation cyst.


How to cite this article

GHOUSIA, S. & FIRDOOSE, C. S. N. CBCT evaluation of unilateral accessory mental foramina: under reported anatomic variant in children. Int. J. Odontostomat., 16(3):441-446, 2022.


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