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New method for the objective evaluation of injury to the lingual nerve after operation on third molars. / Renton, T; Thexton, A; McGurk, M.

In: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vol. 43, No. 3, 06.2005, p. 238 - 245.

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Renton, T, Thexton, A & McGurk, M 2005, 'New method for the objective evaluation of injury to the lingual nerve after operation on third molars', British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 238 - 245. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjoms.2004.11.014

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Renton, T., Thexton, A., & McGurk, M. (2005). New method for the objective evaluation of injury to the lingual nerve after operation on third molars. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 43(3), 238 - 245. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjoms.2004.11.014

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Renton T, Thexton A, McGurk M. New method for the objective evaluation of injury to the lingual nerve after operation on third molars. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2005 Jun;43(3):238 - 245. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjoms.2004.11.014

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Renton, T ; Thexton, A ; McGurk, M. / New method for the objective evaluation of injury to the lingual nerve after operation on third molars. In: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2005 ; Vol. 43, No. 3. pp. 238 - 245.

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