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Mapping arteries could help avoid complications and improve outcomes in oral surgeries

Purdue University-affiliated startup has devised a way to map arteries in the roof of a person’s mouth to help avoid complications and improve outcomes in oral surgery.

Starfish Engineering LLC has developed a method using light to image arteries and lesions through the tissue in the roof of the mouth. Surgeons working in the area of the mouth use the greater palatine artery as a landmark and need to know where it is to avoid damaging it or its surrounding nerves. But studies have shown that there can be a discrepancy of up to 4 millimeters between where surgeons believe the artery is and where it actually is, a disparity that can cause a variety of surgical complications and injuries.

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