Salivary gland injury subsequent to implant surgery

Oded Nahliell, Eitan Bar Droma, Eli Eliav, Ami Zaguri, Rachel Shacham, Tal Bar

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Abstract

Implant-based prosthetic restoration and oral rehabilitation is a very popular modality of treatment, with excellent success rates. Although a relatively safe procedure, implant Insertion has its risks, which have been described In the literature. This article describes an as-yet unreported complication following implant insertion-salivary gland Injury. The characteristics of salivary gland injury are examined, and 4 cases in which the salivary apparatus was injured or obstructed during 1 of the phases of implant therapy are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)556-560
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants
Volume23
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 May 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Implants
  • Ranula
  • Salivary gland injury
  • Sialoendoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery

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