Mandibular landmarks as an aid in minimizing injury to the marginal mandibular branch: A metric and geometric anatomical study.


Iatrogenic injury to the marginal mandibular branch is an important reason for medicolegal actions. The aim of this study was to determine the distance of the marginal mandibular branch to the inferior border of the mandible as well as variation of nerve position in relation to this border. The marginal mandibular branch was dissected carefully in a number… (More)