International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A 16-year-old male underwent bilateral sagittal split osteotomy of the mandible to correct a mandibular deficiency. Twenty-one years later, a routine panoramic radiograph revealed a radiolucent lesion on the left side of the mandible. The lesion was biopsied. As the patient did not have symptoms and the lesion was connected to the inferior alveolar nerve, the lesion was not totally excised in order to preserve nerve function. The histological features were consistent with traumatic neuroma, and no further surgical procedure was planned.
Kallal, R. H.; Ritto, F. G.; Almeida, Luis Eduardo; Crofton, D. J.; and Thomas, G. P., "Traumatic Neuroma Following Sagittal Split Osteotomy of the Mandible" (2007). School of Dentistry Faculty Research and Publications. 335.
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