alveolar canal


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alveolar canal

any of the canals of the maxilla through which the posterosuperior alveolar blood vessels and the nerves to the upper teeth pass. Also called dental canal.

alveolar canal

In the skull, any of the two or three channels leading from small holes along the middle of the infratemporal surface of the maxilla. These channels transmit the posterior superior alveolar blood vessels and nerves, which supply the upper molars and their surrounding gums.
Synonym: superior alveolar canal ; maxillary canal
See also: canal
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A panorex taken on February 1, 2006 (Figure 3), revealed a much larger and irregular radiopaque lesion with a more disorganized center and displacement of the inferior alveolar canal inferiorly, as well as bowing of the inferior border of the mandibular left side.