An anatomical variant: evaluation of accessory canals of the canalis sinuosus using cone beam computed tomography

Orhan K., Gorurgoz C., AKYOL M., Ozarslanturk S., Avsever H.

FOLIA MORPHOLOGICA, vol.77, no.3, pp.551-557, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/fm.a2018.0003
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.551-557
  • Keywords: canalis sinuosus, anatomical variation, cone beam computed tomography, INCIDENTAL FINDINGS, REGION, NERVE
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


Background: The anatomical variation of the anterior superior alveolar nerve described as canalis sinuosus (CS) is a less known structure of anterior maxilla. Due to the fact that it contains anterior superior alveolar nerve as well as veins and arteries, exact localisation of this structure will allow surgeons to avoid complications. Hence, the aim of this study was to verify the presence, reveal the frequency and characteristics of accessory canals of CS.