Iatrogenic Mandibular Fracture Associated with Third Molar Removal


Cankaya A. B. , Erdem M. A. , Cakarer S., Cifter M., Oral C. K.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.8, no.7, pp.547-553, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.7150/ijms.8.547
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.547-553
  • Keywords: third molar extraction, complication, iatrogenic fracture, mandible, SURGERY, COMPLICATIONS, PATTERN
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Third molar extraction is one of the most common procedures performed in oral and maxillofacial surgery units. It is sometimes accompanied by complications such as alveolar osteitis, secondary infection, hemorrhage, dysesthesia and, most severely, iatrogenic fracture. This article describes two mandibular angle fractures that occurred in two patients during the surgical extraction of one erupted and one unerupted third molar, including a brief review of the literature.