Indirect post-implant lesions of the inferior alveolar nerve. Radiological and biomechanical findings

Diotallevi, P. and Moglioni, E. and Pezzuti, E. and Boffa, L. and Ferrante, G. and Pasqualini, Marco and Floris, Pier Luigi (2008) Indirect post-implant lesions of the inferior alveolar nerve. Radiological and biomechanical findings. Oral & implantology, 1 (2). pp. 66-70. ISSN 2035-2468

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The aim of the work: The mandibular canal, if it is affected by different illnesses, often shows typical radiological changes, made up of widespread hypodensity, an increase in its diameter and disappearing walls. This study aims to verify the reliability of such radiological signs in the cases of later post-operative lesions of the mandiblular canal. Materials and method: The study includes 16 patients, 9 males and 7 females, with an average age of 54 years, who underwent an operation to rehabilitate the mandible with a prosthetic implant for a total of 37 implants. All the subjects underwent an Orthopantograph due to the appearance of painful radicular symptoms some time after the operation. Results: In 36 cases out of 37 we found, with the Orthopantograph, a slight increase in the calibre of the mandibular canal compared to the controlateral. In 10 subjects we observed hypodensity of the canal itself, while in 6 subjects the canal passages were no longer recognisable. Conclusion: The radiological indications of damage of the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) are reliable even in the case of indirect post-implant lesions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inferior alveolar nerve, IAN, implant radiology
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia > 617.6 Odontoiatria
Depositing User: Nadia Del Gobbo
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2013 13:24
Last Modified: 10 May 2013 15:15

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