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Bridging and dimensions of sella turcica in subjects treated by surgical-orthodontic means or orthodontics only.
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PMID:  16279819     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of the study was to compare the incidence of sella turcica bridging and sella turcica dimensions in 150 Caucasian subjects who had combined surgical-orthodontic correction of their malocclusion with a randomly selected group of 150 Caucasian subjects who were treated contemporaneously by orthodontic means only. Pretreatment lateral cephalometric radiographs were scanned and analyzed. A sella turcica bridge was identified as a continuous band of bony tissue extending from the anterior cranial fossa to the posterior cranial fossa. The dimensions of the sella turcica were measured. In the group treated by combined surgical-orthodontic means, the incidence of bridging was 16.7%, whereas it was 7.3% in the orthodontics-only group (P = .012). Significant increases in the mean surface area (P = .02) and mean perimeter of the sella turcica (P = .01) were found for the combined surgical-orthodontic group compared with the orthodontics-only group. The mean interclinoid distance was significantly smaller in the surgical-orthodontic group (P = .02). These findings appear to indicate the greater likelihood of sella turcica bridging and abnormal sella turcica dimensions in subjects treated by combined surgical-orthodontic means rather than by orthodontics only.
R M Jones; A Faqir; D T Millett; K F Moos; S McHugh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Angle orthodontist     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0003-3219     ISO Abbreviation:  Angle Orthod     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-11     Completed Date:  2005-12-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370550     Medline TA:  Angle Orthod     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  714-8     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Unit of Orthodontics, Glasgow Dental School, Glasgow, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Databases, Factual
Dental Records
European Continental Ancestry Group
Malocclusion / surgery,  therapy*
Oral Surgical Procedures*
Orthodontics, Corrective*
Sella Turcica / pathology*
Sphenoid Bone / pathology*

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