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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants



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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 23 (2008), No. 1     15. Jan. 2008
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 23 (2008), No. 1  (15.01.2008)

Page 133-136, PubMed:18416424

Endosseous Implant Placement in Conjunction with Inferior Alveolar Nerve Transposition: A Report of an Unusual Complication and Surgical Management
Luna, Anibal H. B. / Passeri, Luis A. / Moraes, Márcio de / Moreira, Roger William Fernandes
Inferior alveolar nerve transposition and placement of endosseous implants is one of the treatment options for patients with an edentulous posterior mandible with inadequate bone height superior to the inferior alveolar canal. The possible complications associated with this technique include prolonged neurosensory disturbances, infection, and pathologic fracture. This report presents the surgical management of a patient who sustained a mandibular fracture after inferior alveolar nerve transposition for the placement of 3 endosseous implants.

Keywords: complications, endosseous implants, inferior alveolar nerve, mandibular fracture