Modified retractor for use in sectioning the inferior alveolar nerve

Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2003 Apr;41(2):124. doi: 10.1016/s0266-4356(02)00293-0.


We designed a modified tonsillar blade to retract the tissues medial to the ramus of the mandible to gain access to the inferior alveolar nerve at the lingula.

MeSH terms

  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Mandibular Nerve / surgery*
  • Neurosurgical Procedures / instrumentation*
  • Surface Properties