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Title: Morphological and morphometric characteristics of anterior maxilla accessory canals and relationship with nasopalatine canal type—A CBCT study
Authors: Vasiljevic M.
Milanović P.
Jovicic, Nemanja
Vasovic, Miroslav
Milovanovic, Dragan
Vojinovic R.
Selakovic, Dragica
Rosic, Gvozden
Issue Date: 2021
Abstract: This study aimed to evaluate principal morphological and morphometric characteristics of accessory canals (ACs) of the anterior maxilla, as well as to analyze the relationship with nasopalatine canal (NPC) type. The results of our study showed that ACs were observed in almost 50% of participants. They were mostly presented bilaterally and in a curved shape, with a palatal foramen position. The morphometric characteristics of ACs were significantly influenced by NPC type. NPC type had the strongest impact on the distance between the NPC and AC, as well as on the distance between the AC and the facial aspect of buccal bone wall, in inferior parts of the alveolar ridge. On the other hand, the distance between the AC and central incisors was not significantly influenced by NPC shape in the lower region of the anterior maxilla. However, the participants with the banana-type of the NPC expressed the reduction in distance from the AC to the central incisor at the upper part in comparison with the subjects with the cylindrical-type of the NPC. On the basis of the results of this study, the simultaneous estimation of ACs and the NPC seems reasonable, as this approach may be useful in the prevention of complications which could occur during implant surgery interventions.
Type: article
DOI: 10.3390/diagnostics11081510
SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-85114106895
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