Mandible - Normal - OPG

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Mandible - Normal - OPG

  • The Orthopantomogram (OPG) is a panoramic view of the mandible
  • Structures crossing over the mandible can be distracting. For example, the air-filled oropharynx is often seen as a smooth black line passing across the mandible
  • Carefully following the cortical outline of the mandible shows no fracture

Mandible - Normal - OPG

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Mandible - Normal - OPG

  • The mandible has varying appearance according to the developmental stage of teeth

Mandible - Fracture - OPG

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Mandible - Fracture - OPG

  • (Same case as image below)
  • This image shows an irregular fracture line passing across the mandible on the left
  • Careful inspection of the mandibular outline shows a second fracture at the mental symphysis

Mandible - Fracture - Mandibular view

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Mandible - Fracture - Mandibular view

  • (Same case as image above)
  • Both fractures are again seen on the mandibular view