Novel Retromandibular Subparotideomasseteric Fascial Approach for Placement of a Temporomandibular Joint Prosthesis

Candirli C., TASKESEN F., Altintas N., MEMIS S.

JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.72, no.7, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


For placement of a temporomandibular joint prosthesis, preauricular and retromandibular approaches are used. The main complication of the retromandibular approach is marginal mandibular nerve damage. In this technical study, the retromandibular subparotideomasseteric fascial approach is introduced as an alternative to avoid the complications of the conventional retromandibular approach. (C) 2014 American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons