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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants



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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 8 (1993), No. 3     1. May 1993
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 8 (1993), No. 3  (01.05.1993)

Page 329-334

Hemorrhage of the Floor of the Mouth Resulting From Lingual Perforation During Implant Placement: A Clinical Report
Bruggenkate, Christaan M. ten / Krekeler, Gilbert / Kraaijenhagen, Hendrik A. / Foitzik, Christian / Oosterbeek, Hermanus S.
The edentulous mandible provides a frequent indication for oral implants. In many cases implants are placed in the interforaminal region to support fixed prostheses or give retention to removable overdentures. One of the hazards of this seemingly safe surgical area is hemorrhage of the floor of the mouth. In this article, two cases of this life-threatening complication are reported.

Keywords: complication, floor of the mouth, hemorrhage, interforaminal region, oral implants