Anatomy and clinical applications of the mandibular nerve

Somayaji, Krishnaraj S and Acharya, Shashirashmi and Rao, Mohandas KG (2012) Anatomy and clinical applications of the mandibular nerve. Bratisl Lek Listy, 113 (7). pp. 431-440.

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Abstract

A thorough anatomical knowledge is very essential for clinical practice and any surgical procedure. Unfortunately anatomical variations can lead to hazards in medical and dental diagnosis and treatment. Such knowledge is very essential even in effective local anesthesia which is an essential part of treatment in patients with many oral disorders. Therefore a normal anatomy and its possible variations are utmost important aspects also in dentistry. One of the structures that dentists very often deal with is the mandibular nerve which therefore needs a thorough review. However, there are not many consolidated literature reviews available regarding its variations and clinical applications. Keeping this in mind, in this article, the authors have brought together available literature on various aspects of mandibular nerve. The fi nal review will be of benefi t to clinicians (Fig. 2, Ref. 63).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: mandibular nerve, inferior alveolar nerve, lingual nerve, collateral innervation, retromolar foramen.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Conservative Dentistry and Endontics
Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2012 09:07
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2013 06:12
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/76857

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