A comparative study on the location of the mandibular foramen in CBCT of normal occlusion and skeletal class II and III malocclusion

@inproceedings{Park2015ACS,
  title={A comparative study on the location of the mandibular foramen in CBCT of normal occlusion and skeletal class II and III malocclusion},
  author={Hae-Seo Park and Jae-Hoon Lee},
  booktitle={Maxillofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND During the orthognathic surgery, it is important to know the exact anatomical location of the mandibular foramen to achieve successful anesthesia of inferior alveolar nerve and to prevent damage to the nerves and vessels supplying the mandible. METHODS Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) was used to determine the location of the mandibular foramen in 100 patients: 30 patients with normal occlusion (13 men, 17 women), 40 patients with skeletal class II malocclusion (15 men, 25… CONTINUE READING

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