Surgical anatomy and variations of the infraorbital nerve.

  title={Surgical anatomy and variations of the infraorbital nerve.},
  author={Elisabeth H. Ference and Stephanie Shintani Smith and David B. Conley and Rakesh Kumar Chandra},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={125 6},
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To assess relevant variations in the anatomical course of the infraorbital nerve (ION). This understanding may reduce the risk of surgical injury. METHODS A total of 100 consecutive computed-tomography sinus studies obtained in a tertiary referral center were reviewed, and measurements were made of the 200 IONs. Anatomic variants were classified into three types based on the degree to which (if any) the nerve's course descended from the maxillary roof into the sinus… CONTINUE READING
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