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Linear and volumetric assessment of the maxillary sinus

Tihomir Georgiev, Karen Dzhabalyan, Radosveta Andreeva, Krasimira Prodanova

Abstract

Introduction

Pneumatization of the maxillary sinus can be triggered throughout a patient's life. Prior to any sinus floor augmentation procedure it is imperative to conduct a linear and volumetric assessment of the maxillary sinus.

Materials and methods

The CBCT scans in this randomized retrospective study were selected from 120 patients (50 men and 70 women) to analyze the maxillary sinus dimensions both linearly and volumetrically.

Results

The volume of the maxillary sinus was significantly increased in male patients. Statistically significant differences in the volume of the maxillary sinuses were not observed in dentate or edentulous patients.

 Conclusions

CBCT imaging for surgical interventions of the maxillary sinus to assess its volume and size has proven to be an indispensable diagnostic tool.


Keywords

maxillary bone volume, deficiency, atrophy, resorption, volumetric measurements, sinus lift, sinus pneumatization, СВCT

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/ssmd.v1i1.1684

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Tihomir Georgiev
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Karen Dzhabalyan

Radosveta Andreeva

Krasimira Prodanova

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