J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg.  2003 Oct;29(5):346-348.

Facial nerve injury related to the intraoral vertical ramus osteotomy: A case report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dentistry, Gangneung Asan Hospital, University of Ulsan, Korea. choibh@wonju.yonsei.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, Yonsei University

Abstract

A facial nerve palsy is described in a patient who underwent IVRO for the correction of a facial asymmetry and anterior openbite. A possible mechanism of facial nerve injury is discussed.

Keyword

Intraoral vertical ramus osteotomy; Facial nerve injury

MeSH Terms

Facial Asymmetry
Facial Nerve Injuries*
Facial Nerve*
Humans
Open Bite
Osteotomy*
Paralysis
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