Computerized analysis of the greater palatine foramen to gain the palatine neurovascular bundle during palatal surgery


Cagimni P., Govsa F., ÖZER M. A. , Kazak Z.

SURGICAL AND RADIOLOGIC ANATOMY, vol.39, no.2, pp.177-184, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00276-016-1691-0
  • Title of Journal : SURGICAL AND RADIOLOGIC ANATOMY
  • Page Numbers: pp.177-184

Abstract

Investigation of the computerized dimensional anatomic location of the greater palatine foramen (GPF) and lesser palatine foramens (LPF) is important indicating site to collect palatal donor tissue, reconstructioning the orofacial area of the oncology patient and applying the greater palatine nerve block anesthesia. The aim of this study is to determine a patient-friendly landmark and to specify the precise location of the GPF in order to standardise certain anatomical marks of safe neurovascular bundle.