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International Journal of Morphology

On-line version ISSN 0717-9502

Abstract

MARTINEZ, Felipe; OLATE, Sergio; ALMEIDA, Andrés  and  VASQUEZ, Bélgica. Unilateral Double Accessory Mental Foramen: Case Report. Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2013, vol.31, n.4, pp.1470-1472. ISSN 0717-9502.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022013000400051.

Mental foramen is a stable and constant structure on the mandible architecture and in rare opportunities are visualized morphological alterations or the presence of accessory foramina. This paper showed the clinical case with a mental foramina and two accessory foramina in a subjects with mandible fracture with 3D image diagnosis; the fracture pattern is post foramina and was choose the clinical therapy for osteosynthesis with low morbidity to the nerve. It´s conclude the low frequency of these anatomical conditions and we recommended 3D diagnosis for these clinical conditions.

Keywords : Mental foramen; Anatomical variation; Mandible.

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