National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 84--86

Neuralgia-inducing cavitational osteonecrosis in a patient seeking dental implants


Yazad R Gandhi1, US Pal2, Nimisha Singh2 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saifee Hospital, Mumbai, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, K G Medical University, Lucknow, India

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NICO (Neuralgia-Inducing Cavitational Osteonecrosis) is one of the jawbone versions of ischemic osteonecrosis, a common disease affecting any bone but with special affinity for those of the hips, knees and face. By definition, NICO is associated with pain. Osteonecrosis itself may or may not be painful. It may or may not affect multiple sites. It is a problem of poor blood flow through the marrow Patients can trace the onset of their pain subsequent to one or more extractions, perhaps decades ago. Notably, if patients had infections following their extractions or even dry sockets, there was a greater likelihood of NICO development.NICO«SQ»s can refer pain across the midline; that is, a lesion in the right jaw can cause pain on the left side of the face, head, neck or body. Yes, NICO«SQ»s can refer pain to various areas of the body, including the neck, arms and hands, legs and feet, groin.


How to cite this article:
Gandhi YR, Pal U S, Singh N. Neuralgia-inducing cavitational osteonecrosis in a patient seeking dental implants.Natl J Maxillofac Surg 2012;3:84-86


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Gandhi YR, Pal U S, Singh N. Neuralgia-inducing cavitational osteonecrosis in a patient seeking dental implants. Natl J Maxillofac Surg [serial online] 2012 [cited 2022 Dec 8 ];3:84-86
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