Technical innovation: Transfacial approach for infraorbital nerve exploration and orbital-maxillary surgery

Vincent B. Ziccardi, Gary T. Patterson, Peter J. Jannetta, George C. Sotereanos

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Abstract

A transfacial approach for infraorbital nerve exploration and maxillary surgery has been developed, allowing for good visual access as far posteriorly as the foramen rotundum and anterior maxillary region. This allows for infraorbital osteotomies, peripheral nerve grafting, neurolysis procedures, or combined maxillofacial-neurosurgical procedures with gasserian ganglion exploration and/or grafting. The procedure affords maximum surgical accessibility with good postoperative healing and minimal concerns about potential oral contamination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)655-659
Number of pages5
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology
Volume72
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1991
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Dentistry(all)

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