Collagen tube repair of the mandibular nerve: a preliminary investigation in the rat.

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A technique for repair of the inferior alveolar nerve of the rat involving a collagen tube conduit with laminin gel lining was compared with unguided regeneration in both large and small nerve gaps. No significant morphologic differences were noted between the groups with small defects. With large defects, however, only the tubular repairs were effective in… (More)

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@article{Eppley1988CollagenTR, title={Collagen tube repair of the mandibular nerve: a preliminary investigation in the rat.}, author={Barry L. Eppley and Joseph J. Delfino}, journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons}, year={1988}, volume={46 1}, pages={41-7} }