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Surgical Mini-Lectures and Clinics

Saturday, September 17, 2011
10:00AM - 12:00PM


(C) 204C


Microsurgical Repair of the Trigeminal Nerve

Vincent B Ziccardi, DDS, MD
Professor and Chair, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Newark, NJ


This surgical clinic will review the mechanisms of trigeminal nerve injuries, evaluation and documentation as well as the surgical procedures for nerve reconstruction. Multiple cases will be utilized to illustrate nerve injuries and their repair including outcome assessments and sensory re-education.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe procedures and patients at risk for trigeminal nerve injuries
  2. Document and diagnose injuries and make appropriate referrals in timely fashion to surgeons experienced in microsurgical techniques
  3. Provide surgeons with available options and treatment modalities available to microsurgeons for the repair of trigeminal nerve injuries

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