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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2013, Article ID 860634, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/860634
Case Report

Delayed Mental Nerve Neuralgia following Chin Augmentation

Division of Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, The Prince of Wales Hospital and Community Health Services, Barker Street, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia

Received 13 December 2012; Accepted 1 January 2013

Academic Editors: A. Rapoport and A. Taş

Copyright © 2013 Ineke Wever et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This paper describes a case of mental nerve neuralgia following a traumatic dislodgement of a chin implant ten months after surgery. Our case is unusual, both in the specific complication and the patients' atypical representation—delayed and initially without mention of trauma. To the authors' knowledge, this case has not been reported previously in the literature. We review the complications of chin augmentation and the techniques for fixation and discuss implications for the preoperative disclosure with patients.