Abstract
An: 2015, Nr.1, Articol Nr. 5
Title: 

ANATOMICAL VARIATIONS OF THE MENTAL FORAMEN ASSESSED BY CONE-BEAM COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY

Authors: 

      Ana Gabriela Benghiac - “Gr. T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iaşi, PhD Student
      V. Costan, Danisia Haba - “Gr. T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iaşi, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
      Alexandra-Maria Dumitrescu, M.S.C. Haba - “Gr. T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iaşi, Student
      Anca Sava - “Gr. T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iaşi, Department of Morphofunctional Sciences
      ANATOMICAL VARIATIONS OF THE MENTAL FORAMEN ASSESSED BY CONE-BEAM COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (Abstract): This retrospective study aimed at assessing the prevalence and location of the anatomical variations of the mental foramen (MF) using partial or full mandible CBCT scans performed with a Planmeca 3D Mid device and Romexis 3.6 software in a group of 188 Romanian patients. All images was analyzed in different anatomical planes (sagittal, axial, coronal) and 3D reconstructions. Only the images with bifid (BMF) or multiple mental foramens were included in the research. The CBCT scans were performed by a licensed radiology technician and read by one examiner who also made the assessment. The normal radio anatomy of the mental nerve and its variations should be known and properly assessed by all dental professionals prior to procedures in this specific area. Anesthetic and surgical success rates are strongly correlated to accurate diagnosis and therapy planning. CBCT scans can be useful paraclinic exams for concise tailored surgical treatments, avoiding iatrogenic nerve damage that can lead to unpleasant neurological disturbances and possible malpractice litigations.
Key words: CBCT, MENTAL FORAMEN, ANATOMICAL VARIATIONS, PREVALENCE
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