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Int J Med Sci 2011; 8(7):547-553. doi:10.7150/ijms.8.547

Case Report

Iatrogenic Mandibular Fracture Associated with Third Molar Removal

Abdulkadir Burak Cankaya1✉, Mehmet Ali Erdem1, Sirmahan Cakarer1, Muhsin Cifter2, Cuneyt Korhan Oral1

1. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul University, Istanbul, 34093, Turkey
2. Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul University, Istanbul, 34093, Turkey

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.

Keywords: third molar extraction, complication, iatrogenic fracture, mandible

How to cite this article:
Cankaya AB, Erdem MA, Cakarer S, Cifter M, Oral CK. Iatrogenic Mandibular Fracture Associated with Third Molar Removal. Int J Med Sci 2011; 8(7):547-553. doi:10.7150/ijms.8.547. Available from http://www.medsci.org/v08p0547.htm