Mandibular nerve block can improve intraoperative inferior alveolar nerve visualization during sagittal split mandibular osteotomy.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION The main procedure specific complication of sagittal split osteotomy of the mandibular ramus (SSOMR) is inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) injury. This can be produced by poor intraoperative visibility of the IAN due to bone bleeding. In our centre, mandibular nerve blocks (MNBs) are usually performed for intra- and post-operative analgesia. We… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2010.04.015

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