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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants



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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 16 (2001), No. 1     15. Feb. 2001
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 16 (2001), No. 1  (15.02.2001)

Page 68-72

Computed Tomographic Diagnosis and Localization of Bone Canals in the Mandibular Interforaminal Region for Prevention of Bleeding Complications During Implant Surgery
Tepper, Gabor / Hofschneider, Ursula B. / Gahleitner, André / Ulm, Christian
In this study, computed tomograms (CTs) of 70 patients were examined for visible vascular canals in the mandible as well as for their localization, incidence, diameter, and content. All patients examined showed at least 1 lingual perforating bone canal in the mandible. Since such vascular canals are encountered regularly, routine CT examination is recommended prior to implant surgery to help avoid severe bleeding complications during the placement of implants in the interforaminal region.

Keywords: dental computed tomography, dental implants, intraoperative complications, mandibular bone canals