Assessment Of the Role of Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Diagnosing Space Occupying Lesions in Maxillary Sinus

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Chenchulakshmi G
Arvind Muthukrishnan

Keywords

Cone Beam Computed Tomography, Space occupying lesions, maxillary sinus

Abstract

Introduction: Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is an advanced imaging modality with high clinical applications and represents a radical change for dental and maxillofacial radiology. It can visualize 3D structures and can provide precise information about complex anatomical structures.The aim of the study is to assess the role of CBCT in diagnosing space occupying lesions in maxillary sinus.
Methodology: A retrospective CBCT images were collected that were taken from 2021-2022.A total of 250 CBCT images were evaluated. The results obtained were processed using SPSS software and descriptive statistical analysis was made.
Results: The frequency of space occupying lesions observed in our study were mucosal thickening (66.0%), mucous retention cysts (10.1%) , antral polyps( 5.6%) and mucormycosis (3.2%).
Conclusion: Mucosal thickening was the most frequently observed abnormality (66.0%). 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.

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