Evaluation of retromolar canals on cone beam computerized tomography scans and digital panoramic radiographs

Evaluation of retromolar canals on cone beam computerized tomography scans and digital panoramic... Purpose The purpose of this study was to carry out morpho- cally relevant findings and, due to the low accuracy of the logic and topographic analyses of retromolar canals on cone panoramic radiographs, high-quality tomographic exams beam computerized tomography (CBCT) scans, comparing should always be asked for presurgical treatment planning. findings to others obtained from the corresponding digital panoramic radiographs. . . Keywords Cone-beam computed tomography Mandible Methods Sixty-one CBCT scans were analysed digitally, as Panoramic radiography Oral surgery well as their corresponding digital panoramic radiographs. The prevalence and distribution of these canals, foramen di- ameters, and intraosseous communications were also evaluated. Introduction Results On CBCT scans, we found that 24.6% of individuals had at least one retromolar canal. The mean foramen diameter The triangle-shaped region anteriorly limited by the third in- was slightly higher than 1 mm and we could not determine the ferior molar, medially by the temporal crest, and laterally by intraosseous anatomical connections in most cases. The mor- the anterior border of mandibular ramus, is named retromolar phology and topography of the retromolar canals were not trigone [1–3]. The retromolar foramen, usually located on the affected by gender and antimere. In addition, only 22.2% of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Springer Journals

Evaluation of retromolar canals on cone beam computerized tomography scans and digital panoramic radiographs

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Medicine & Public Health; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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