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Prevalence of pathologic findings in the maxillary sinus in cone-beam computerized tomography.
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PMID:  21444226     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of pathologic findings in the maxillary sinus by using cone-beam computerized tomography (CBCT). STUDY DESIGN: One thousand twenty-nine consecutive CBCT scans were retrospectively inspected for pathologic findings in the maxillary sinus by 3 observers. Findings were differentiated by mucosal thickening, partial opacification with liquid accumulation, total opacification, and polypoidal mucosal thickening. Position and diameter of the maxillary sinus ostium were assessed. Correlations for pathologic findings and the factors of age and gender were calculated. Patients with clinical manifestations of sinusitis or total opacification in either sinus were reevaluated. RESULTS: A total prevalence for pathologies in the maxillary sinus of 56.3% was found in this study. The most frequent pathology was mucosal thickening. Patients >60 years of age showed significantly more pathologies in the maxillary sinus (P = .02), and male patients showed significantly more pathologies than female patients (P = .01). Clinical signs of sinusitis could be confirmed on CBCT images for all patients. CONCLUSIONS: Pathologies in the maxillary sinus are frequently found in CBCT imaging and have to be treated or followed-up accordingly. CBCT is applicable for diagnosis and treatment planning of clinically present sinusitis.
Lutz Ritter; Jürgen Lutz; Joerg Neugebauer; Martin Scheer; Timo Dreiseidler; Max J Zinser; Daniel Rothamel; Robert A Mischkowski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1528-395X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508562     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Interdisciplinary Outpatient Department of Oral Surgery and Implantology, Department of Craniomaxillofacial and Plastic Surgery, University of Cologne, Germany.
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