Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Dentistry
Table of Contents - Year : 2013 | Month : September | Volume : 7 | Issue : 9 | Page : 2078 - 2079

Accessory Mental Nerve: A Case Report 2078-2079

Mamatha N.S., Kedarnath N.S., Madhumathi Singh, Gourav Patel

Correspondence
Dr. Mamatha N.S.,
Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Rajarajeshwari Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka-560060, India.
Phone: +91 9880194412, E-mail: drmamathans@yahoo.com

The presence of an Accessory Mental Nerve (AMN) is rare. The mental foramen is an important landmark in the mandible for administration of local anaesthesia and mental nerve identification and its preservation is of paramount importance in various surgical procedures. This article presents a case of an incidental finding of accessory mental nerves during open reduction and fixation of a compound fracture of left body of mandible. Knowledge on anatomic variations is helpful in diagnosis, treatment planning and management during surgical procedures.