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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 28 (2013), No. 4     23. July 2013
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 28 (2013), No. 4  (23.07.2013)

Online Article, Page 1147, doi:10.11607/jomi.3143, PubMed:23869377


Online Article: A Dental Implant in the Infratemporal Fossa: Case Report
Nocini, Pier Francesco / De Santis, Daniele / Morandini, Biancastella / Procacci, Pasquale
This case report describes a rare displacement of a dental implant in the infratemporal fossa, which occurred during placement of the implant into the pterygoid process with computer-assisted technology. The implant was immediately removed by means of an intraoral approach to prevent any neurologic complications. Although computer-aided systems in implant surgery represent a reliable and effective tool, the surgeon should always instruct the patient on the necessary behavior during implant placement and the risks associated with a lack of adherence to these recommendations.

Keywords: complication, dental implants, foreign body, infratemporal fossa