Evaluation of the antral pseudocysts and maxillary sinus septas by using cone-beam computed tomography
Keywords:Antral pseudocysts, maxillary sinus septas, cone-beam computed tomography
Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of antral pseudocysts(AP), maxillary sinus septas(MSS) and the relationship between AP and MSS by using cone-beam computed tomography(CBCT).
Methodology: The CBCT scans of 466 patients (237 male, 229 female ranging in age between 13 and 83) were included in our study. The presence or absence of AP and MSS were confirmed at axial, sagittal, and coronal sections of CBCT images by considering gender and localization. For statistical analysis, Pearson chi-square and Spearman correlation tests were used.
Results: One hundred-ninety eight out of 466 (42.49%) patients had AP in the right and left maxillary sinus. There was a significant difference in the prevalence of AP between men and women (p≤0.001). The prevalence of AP was higher in men than in women. Twenty-eight out of 237 patients in men(11.81%) and 35 out of 229 patients in women(15.28%) had MSS in the right and left maxillary sinus.
Conclusion: The prevalence of AP and MSS was 42.49% and 13.52%, respectively and the prevalence of MSS was lower in our study than other studies. We did not determine the relationship between AP and MSS in the maxillary sinuses.
How to cite this article:
Yalçın M, Laçin N. Evaluation of the antral pseudocysts and maxillary sinus septas by using cone-beam computed tomography. Int Dent Res 2020;10(2):30-35. https://doi.org/10.5577/intdentres.2020.vol10.no2.1
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