Classification of nerve injuries

John R Zuniga, Alaaldin M. Radwan

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As oral and maxillofacial surgeons perform broad scope orofacial surgical procedures, most may expect to experience nerve injuries during their practice lifetime. Worldwide, the incidence of injury to the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) has been reported to be from 0.26 to 8.4 %, whereas lingual nerve (LN) deficits range from 0.1 to 22 % [1–3]. Temporary or permanent sensory nerve disturbances are not uncommon; however, sensory deficits lasting longer than 1 year are more likely to be permanent, and attempts at microneurosurgical repair are often unsuccessful in these long-standing injuries [4].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTrigeminal Nerve Injuries
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783642355394, 9783642355387
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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