Logo-ajdr
Submitted: 24 Jan 2022
Revision: 21 Feb 2022
Accepted: 22 Feb 2022
ePublished: 27 Jun 2022
EndNote EndNote

(Enw Format - Win & Mac)

BibTeX BibTeX

(Bib Format - Win & Mac)

Bookends Bookends

(Ris Format - Mac only)

EasyBib EasyBib

(Ris Format - Win & Mac)

Medlars Medlars

(Txt Format - Win & Mac)

Mendeley Web Mendeley Web
Mendeley Mendeley

(Ris Format - Win & Mac)

Papers Papers

(Ris Format - Win & Mac)

ProCite ProCite

(Ris Format - Win & Mac)

Reference Manager Reference Manager

(Ris Format - Win only)

Refworks Refworks

(Refworks Format - Win & Mac)

Zotero Zotero

(Ris Format - Firefox Plugin)

Avicenna J Dent Res. 2022;14: 69-73.
doi: 10.34172/ajdr.2022.13
  Abstract View: 125
  PDF Download: 47

Original Article

Assessment of Frontal Sinus Morphology and Cervical Vertebral Maturation for Evaluation of Skeletal Maturity

Sanjay Prasad Gupta 1 ORCID logo, Samarika Dahal 2* ORCID logo, Shristi Rauniyar 3 ORCID logo

1 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, MMC, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Forensic Dentistry, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, MMC, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
3 Dental Villa-Orthodontic Center and Speciality Dental Clinic, Kathmandu, Nepa
*Corresponding Author: Corresponding author: Samarika Dahal, BDS (TU), MDS- Oral Pathology, Msc Forensic Odontology, Department of Oral Pathology and Forensic Dentistry, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, MMC, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. Tel:+977- 9841363051, Email: , Email: drsamarika@gmail.com

Abstract

Background: The growth prediction using reliable growth assessment methods is an invaluable tool during orthodontic treatment planning. This study aimed to examine the relationship between frontal sinus (FS) morphology and cervical vertebral maturation (CVM) to predict the skeletal maturity of an individual.

Methods: The present study consisted of 252 lateral cephalograms of orthodontic patients. CVM stages and FS parameters such as FS height, FS width, and FS index were assessed using the same lateral cephalogram. Statistical methods including t test, analysis of variance (ANOVA), and Pearson correlation (r) were used for the statistical analysis.

Results: FS height and width were greater in males (24.33±4.21; 10.08±3.20) compared to females (21.43±5.34; 8.12±2.19), indicating a statistical difference (P<0.05). However, FS index did not show a statistically significant difference (P=0.32) between males (2.59±0.74) and females (2.69±0.44) . FS height and width increased significantly in a linear fashion from CVM stage 1 to stage 6. FS index, on the other hand, did not exhibit any statistically significant differences among CVM stages in both males and females. FS height and width showed a significant weak to moderate correlation with CVM stages in both males and females. However, FS index exhibited a mild and weak negative correlation with the CVM stages in both males and females.

Conclusions: FS height and width had a significant weak to moderate correlation with CVM stages in both the males and females, while FS index had a weak negative correlation with CVM stages in both males and females. Unlike the CVM method, the FS morphology cannot be reliably utilized to assess the skeletal maturity.

Keywords: Cervical vertebral maturation, Frontal sinus morphology, Growth assessment, Skeletal maturity

Please cite this article as follows: Gupta SP, Dahal S, Rauniyar S. Assessment of frontal sinus morphology and cervical vertebral maturation for evaluation of skeletal maturity. Avicenna J Dent Res. 2022; 14(2):69-73. doi:10.34172/ajdr.2022.13
First Name
 
Last Name
 
Email Address
 
Comments
 
Security code


Abstract View: 126

Your browser does not support the canvas element.


PDF Download: 47

Your browser does not support the canvas element.