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ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2017-12-28
Submitted: 2017-10-08
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The relationship between frontal sinus morphology and skeletal maturation

S. K. Buyuk, H. Simsek, A. Karaman
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2017.0118
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Pubmed: 29297181
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Folia Morphol 2018;77(3):503-508.

open access

Vol 77, No 3 (2018)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2017-12-28
Submitted: 2017-10-08
Accepted: 2017-11-25

Abstract

Background: The aim of this study is to evaluate the relationship between frontal sinus morphology and hand-wrist bone maturation by using postero-anterior (PA) cephalometric radiographs.
Materials and methods: The study sample consisted of 220 patients divided into 11 groups based on the hand-wrist radiographs. The right and left maximum height, width and area of the frontal sinus parameters were measured in PA cephalometric radiographs of 220 subjects aged 8–18 years. The hand-wrist skeletal maturation stages were evaluated on the hand-wrist radiographs using the method of Fishman. The Kendall tau-b values were analysed to evaluate the correlation between the hand-wrist skeletal maturation stages and the frontal
sinus parameters.
Results: The right and left frontal sinus areas and widths were found to be larger in males than in females (p < 0.05). In males, a significant difference was observed in all frontal sinus parameters in different maturation stages (p < 0.001), while a statistically significant correlation was found in females between the left frontal sinus area, right frontal sinus height, right frontal sinus width and different maturation stages (p < 0.05).
Conclusions: The relationship between frontal sinus dimensions obtained from PA cephalometric radiographs and hand-wrist maturation stages suggests that frontal sinuses can be used in determining growth and development.

Abstract

Background: The aim of this study is to evaluate the relationship between frontal sinus morphology and hand-wrist bone maturation by using postero-anterior (PA) cephalometric radiographs.
Materials and methods: The study sample consisted of 220 patients divided into 11 groups based on the hand-wrist radiographs. The right and left maximum height, width and area of the frontal sinus parameters were measured in PA cephalometric radiographs of 220 subjects aged 8–18 years. The hand-wrist skeletal maturation stages were evaluated on the hand-wrist radiographs using the method of Fishman. The Kendall tau-b values were analysed to evaluate the correlation between the hand-wrist skeletal maturation stages and the frontal
sinus parameters.
Results: The right and left frontal sinus areas and widths were found to be larger in males than in females (p < 0.05). In males, a significant difference was observed in all frontal sinus parameters in different maturation stages (p < 0.001), while a statistically significant correlation was found in females between the left frontal sinus area, right frontal sinus height, right frontal sinus width and different maturation stages (p < 0.05).
Conclusions: The relationship between frontal sinus dimensions obtained from PA cephalometric radiographs and hand-wrist maturation stages suggests that frontal sinuses can be used in determining growth and development.

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Keywords

frontal sinus dimension; growth spurt; hand-wrist radiographs

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Title

The relationship between frontal sinus morphology and skeletal maturation

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 77, No 3 (2018)

Pages

503-508

Published online

2017-12-28

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2017.0118

Pubmed

29297181

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2018;77(3):503-508.

Keywords

frontal sinus dimension
growth spurt
hand-wrist radiographs

Authors

S. K. Buyuk
H. Simsek
A. Karaman

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