Bilateral absence of mental foramen – a rare variation postoperative paralytic and hemorrhagic complications in the mental region

@inproceedings{Hasan2010BilateralAO,
  title={Bilateral absence of mental foramen – a rare variation postoperative paralytic and hemorrhagic complications in the mental region},
  author={Tabinda Hasan and M S Ahmad Fauzi and Deeba Hasan},
  year={2010}
}
The mental foramen is described in literature as an oval or circular opening on the anterior surface of the mandible, usually below the apex of the first or second premolar or between the first and second premolars. The inferior alveolar nerve and artery enter the mandibular foramen and after traveling through the body, exit at the mental foramen as the mental nerve and vessels. These nerves provide sensory innervation to the lower teeth, lip and a part of lower face [1]. The mental foramen has… CONTINUE READING

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