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Are panoramic images reliable in planning sinus augmentation procedures?
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PMID:  20868452     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVE: The inherent deformation and two-dimensional nature of panoramic radiographs jeopardise their interpretation and quantitative measurements. This study aims to estimate the degree of underestimation of available mesio-distal bone in the premolar area (comparing panoramic radiographs with multi-slice/cone-beam computer tomography [CT]) to determine the prevalence, width, length and position of the bony canal [artery] in the lateral sinus wall and to explore the prevalence, width and length of another (newly detected) bony canal at the palatal aspect of the upper canine.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: The distance between the distal side of the canine/first premolar and the mesial side of the first molar or the anterior wall of the maxillary sinus was measured on panoramic radiographs and corresponding multi-slice/cone-beam CT images (65 patients). Measurements were made at apical, mid-radicular and crestal regions, parallel to the occlusal plane. The presence and dimensions of the two above-mentioned intra-osseous canals were verified on multi-slice CT scans (144 patients) using reformatted cross-sectional images and/or axial slices.
RESULTS: For all 65 patients, panoramic radiographs underscored the mesio-distal distance of available bone in the upper premolar region (mean 2.9 mm, range 0.1-7.5 mm). An intra-osseous canal in the lateral maxillary sinus wall was clearly visible in 49.5% of the cases (mean diameter 1.4 mm). In the canine region, a bony canal was obvious in 32.9% of the cases, with a mean diameter of 1.23 mm. For both canals, there was no correlation between diameter and patient's age.
CONCLUSIONS: Based on the present data, cone-beam CT imaging can be recommended for visualising anatomical structures during planning of sinus augmentation procedures.
Andy Temmerman; Stijn Hertelé; Wim Teughels; Christel Dekeyser; Reinhilde Jacobs; Marc Quirynen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical oral implants research     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1600-0501     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Oral Implants Res     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9105713     Medline TA:  Clin Oral Implants Res     Country:  Denmark    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  189-94     Citation Subset:  D    
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© 2010 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, Oral Pathology & Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Catholic University Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 33, Leuven, Belgium.
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