Contemporary Clinical Dentistry

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 361--365

Prevalence of incidental maxillary sinus pathologies in dental patients on cone-beam computed tomographic images


Mamta Raghav, Freny R Karjodkar, Subodh Sontakke, Kaustubh Sansare 
 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Nair Hospital and Dental College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Mamta Raghav
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Nair Hospital and Dental College, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India

Objectives: The aim of the present study was to infer and to record the prevalence of incidental maxillary sinus pathologies in patients presenting with dental problems using the cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans performed for maxillofacial diagnostic purposes. Materials and Methods: This retrospective study has evaluated 201 patients (402 maxillary sinuses consecutive CBCT) for various incidental maxillary sinus pathologies by two observers. Pathologic findings were categorized as mucosal thickening (MT), opacification (OPA), polypoidal-mucosal thickening (PT), others (antrolith and discontinuity of the sinus fl oor) and no pathologic findings. Correlations for pathologic findings and the factors of age and gender were calculated. Results: The prevalence for total incidental findings is 59.7%. The present study showed MT (35.1%) as most prevalent finding followed by OPA in (16.6%), PT in 7.2% and others in 0.7%. There was no statistically significant difference between gender and between the age groups. There was no statistically significant difference between different indications groups for CBCT scans. Conclusions: The incidental maxillary sinus abnormalities are highly prevalent in the asymptomatic dental patients; hence oral radiologists should be aware of these incidental findings and comprehensively evaluate the entire captured CBCT volume, which can help in early diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of the patient.


How to cite this article:
Raghav M, Karjodkar FR, Sontakke S, Sansare K. Prevalence of incidental maxillary sinus pathologies in dental patients on cone-beam computed tomographic images.Contemp Clin Dent 2014;5:361-365


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Raghav M, Karjodkar FR, Sontakke S, Sansare K. Prevalence of incidental maxillary sinus pathologies in dental patients on cone-beam computed tomographic images. Contemp Clin Dent [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Feb 23 ];5:361-365
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