Title

Traumatic Neuroma Following Sagittal Split Osteotomy of the Mandible

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

5-2007

Publisher

Elsevier

Source Publication

International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Source ISSN

0901-5027

Abstract

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.

Comments

International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vol. 36, No. 5 (May 2007): 453-454. DOI.

Luis Eduardo Almeida was affiliated with Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pedro Ernesto University Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil at the time of publication.

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