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Evaluation of a Patient with the Numb Chin Syndrome

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with the numb chin syndrome.

Specialty:

Otolaryngology
Hematology Oncology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

G51

Description:

The numb chin syndrome occurs when there is injury to the inferior alveolar or mental nerves. It results in numbness with or without paresthesias over the chin and the left or right side of the mandible. It may be the presenting symptom for an occult malignancy.

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