A Morphometric Study of the Maxillary Artery and Lingula in Relation to Mandibular Ramus Osteotomies and TMJ Surgery

@inproceedings{Balcioglu2010AMS,
  title={A Morphometric Study of the Maxillary Artery and Lingula in Relation to Mandibular Ramus Osteotomies and TMJ Surgery},
  author={Huseyin Avni Balcioglu and Cenk Kiliç and A. Emre Varol and Hasan Ozan and Necdet Kocabiyik and Mehmet Erol Yildirim},
  booktitle={European journal of dentistry},
  year={2010}
}
OBJECTIVES Mandibular osteotomies and resection of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis are the mostly performed surgical procedures in the infratemporal fossa, which is in close proximity with the main trunk of the maxillary artery (MA). It is imperative to avoid the trunk or branches of the maxillary artery, otherwise, massive intraoperative or postoperative hemorrhage may develop. The goal of the study was to investigate the position of the maxillary artery in the infratemporal fossa… CONTINUE READING

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