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Title: Morphological characteristics of the nasopalatine canal and the relationship with the anterior maxillary bone—a cone beam computed tomography study
Authors: Milanović P.
Selakovic, Dragica
Vasiljevic M.
Jovicic, Nemanja
Milovanovic, Dragan
Vasovic, Miroslav
Rosic, Gvozden
Issue Date: 2021
Abstract: The aim of this study was to evaluate the interconnection between the type of nasopalatine canal (NPC) and morphometric characteristics of the anterior maxilla. The investigation involved 113 subjects, and the morphometric parameters were obtained using cone beam computed tomog-raphy (CBCT). NPC shapes were classified into four types: banana-, hourglass-, cylindrical-, and funnel-shaped (distribution of approximately 9, 25, 31, and 35%, respectively). The analysis revealed that the NPC shape was significantly connected with the morphometric properties of anterior maxilla horizontal dimensions. In general, a banana-shaped NPC was accompanied with an overall reduction in anterior maxilla diameters when compared to other NPC shapes, with no significant difference between the other three NPC shapes. Furthermore, the morphometric characteristics that depend on NPC shape at the sagittal cross-section were significantly correlated with diameters of the incisive foramen, nasal foramen, and NPC length. According to the results of our study, it seems that the presented analyses of morphometric data may allow useful insight into the algorithms of various interconnections between the measures obtained in the region of the anterior maxilla, which could be of interest for a time rationale approach when planning some surgical procedures, such as immediate dental implant placement planning.
Type: article
DOI: 10.3390/DIAGNOSTICS11050915
SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-85107738667
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kragujevac

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