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Perioperative validation of localisation of the mental foramen
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2002 (English)In: Dento-Maxillo-Facial Radiology, ISSN 0250-832X, Vol. 31, no 1, 39-43 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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AIM: To assess the accuracy of panoramic radiography and spiral or computed tomography for the localisation of the mental foramen.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: The distance from the alveolar crest to the mental foramen was measured from panoramic radiographs, spiral tomograms and CT scans. The same distance was measured during implant surgery using a specially designed caliper.

RESULTS: Panoramic radiography showed more deviation (+0.6 mm) from the perioperative measurements than either spiral or computed tomography (+0.4 and -0.3 mm respectively). The difference was significant (P<0.05). In general, distances were overestimated on the panoramic radiographs.

CONCLUSIONS: Cross-sectional imaging techniques are recommended for the pre-operative planning of implants in the posterior mandible.

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British institute of radiology , 2002. Vol. 31, no 1, 39-43 p.
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tomography, x-ray computed; dental implants; mandible; mandibular nerve; spiral computed-tomography; implant sites; accuracy; maxilla
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-89545DOI: 10.1038/sj/dmfr/4600662ISI: 000173473700008PubMedID: 11803387OAI: diva2:721481
Available from: 2014-06-04 Created: 2014-06-04 Last updated: 2014-06-19Bibliographically approved

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