Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 6; Issue 3.3 (Septmber 2018)

Page No.: 5695-5697

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2018.312


Sadiq Siddiqui *1, Syed Zaidi 2, Sandeep Arora 3.

*1 Assistant professor, Dept. of anatomy, Rajshree medical research institute, Bareilly (up), India.

2 Professor & Head, Dept. of anatomy, T.S. Mishra medical college & hospital, Lucknow (UP), India.

3 Associate Professor, Dept. of anatomy, Rajshree medical research institute, Bareilly (up), India.

Corresponding Author: Sadiq Siddiqui, Assistant professor, Dept. of anatomy, Rajshree medical research institute, Bareilly (up), India. E-Mail: drsadiqsiddiqui@gmail.com


The Retromolar foramen/canal are one of the non-metric variants of the mandible located in the retromolar fossa of the mandible behind the 3rd molar of mandible. These are obviously of profound dental and surgical importance. The aim of the study was to know the prevalence of retromolar canal/foramen in north Indian population. In the present study, 35 dry mandibles of unknown sex of north Indian origin were examined by naked eyes to know the incidence of retromolar foramen/canal. The retromolar foramen/canal was found in 6 mandibles (17.14%), bilaterally in 2 mandibles and unilaterally in 4 mandibles. We conclude that retromolar foramen /canal is of profound clinical importance.

Key words: Retromolar foramen, Retromolar canal, Mandibular variants & Mandibular anomalies.


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Cite this article: Sadiq Siddiqui, Syed Zaidi, Sandeep Arora. A STUDY OF RETROMOLAR FORAMEN/CANAL IN NORTH INDIAN POPULATION. Int J Anat Res 2018;6(3.3):5695-5697. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2018.312