ISSN 2564-7784 | E-ISSN 2564-7040
Original Article
EFFECT OF VERTICAL GROWTH PATTERN ON MAXILLARY AND FRONTAL SINUS SIZE
1 Gaziantep University, Dentistry Faculty, Department of Orthodontics, Gaziantep, Turkey  
2 Private Practice, Gaziantep, Turkey  
Eur J Ther ; : -
DOI: 10.5152/EurJTher.2018.743
Key Words: frontal sinus, maxillary sinus, posteroanterior radiography, lateral cephalometric radiography, sinus size
Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this study is to investigate the size of frontal and maxillary sinus sizes of individuals with different vertical growth pattern by using lateral and posteroanterior cephalometric radiographs.


Methods
: In the study conducted on 60 individuals selected from male and female patients between the ages of 15-17, lateral and posteroanterior cephalometric radiographs were divided into three groups by vertical skeletal classification. The radiographs of 20 patients with increased vertical growth (Sella-Nasion Plane, Gonion-Gnathion Plane (Sn-GoGn)>38°) were included in Group 1 of this study, the radiographs of 20 patients with decreased vertical growth (Sn-GoGn <26°) in Group 2 and the radiographs of 20 patients with normal growth (Sn-GoGn:32±6°) in Group 3. The measurements of maxillary and frontal sinus sizes were taken via Image J software.


Results
: The differences between the groups for all measurements in both lateral and PA radiographs (p>0.005) were not statistically significant.


Conclusion
: The different vertical growth pattern was not effective on maxillary and frontal sinus sizes. Future controlled trials conducted with larger samples are needed to support and extend the findings.


Cite this article as
: Göymen M, Bilgin G, Güleç A. Effect of Vertical Growth Pattern on Maxillary and Frontal Sinus Size. Eur J Ther 2018; DOI: 10.5152/EurJTher.2018.743

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