This article describes the successful surgical treatment of a case of damage to the inferior alveolar nerve, due to inadvertent extrusion of endodontic material into the mandibular canal. The accident was favoured by an anatomical variant of the nerve canal ending with a double mental foramen, already described in the literature. The complex surgical operation of uncertain outcomewas dictated by neuralgia refractory to medical treatment, rather than hypoesthesia associated with compression of the nerve trunk. Problems related to loss of sensitivity and possibly cause of nerve damage (traumatic, pathologicaland iatrogenic) are discussed.

Lorenzini, G., Viviano, M., DI VECE, L., Parrini, S., Autelitano, L., & Biglioli, F. (2008). Surgical treatment of bifid mental nerve damaged by root canal therapy. A case report. MINERVA STOMATOLOGICA, 57(7-8), 369-376.

Surgical treatment of bifid mental nerve damaged by root canal therapy. A case report.

LORENZINI, GUIDO;PARRINI, STEFANO;
2008

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This article describes the successful surgical treatment of a case of damage to the inferior alveolar nerve, due to inadvertent extrusion of endodontic material into the mandibular canal. The accident was favoured by an anatomical variant of the nerve canal ending with a double mental foramen, already described in the literature. The complex surgical operation of uncertain outcomewas dictated by neuralgia refractory to medical treatment, rather than hypoesthesia associated with compression of the nerve trunk. Problems related to loss of sensitivity and possibly cause of nerve damage (traumatic, pathologicaland iatrogenic) are discussed.
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