The course of the inferior alveolar neurovascular canal in relation to sliding genioplasty

Edmond F. Ritter, Brent R.W. Moelleken, Stephen J. Mathes, Douglas K. Ousterhout

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The anterior course of the inferior alveolar neurovascular canal was determined in 52 hemimandibles using high-resolution radiographs. Significant variability was found in its course. It was noted that if the osteotomies for sliding genioplasty were performed at least 6 mm below the inferior border of the mental foramen, injury to the mental nerve would be reduced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-24
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1992
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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