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ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2018-07-06
Submitted: 2018-04-25
Accepted: 2018-06-19
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Evaluation of the anatomical measurements of the temporomandibular joint by cone-beam computed tomography

M. Ocak, M. F. Sargon, K. Orhan, B. Bilecenoğlu, F. Geneci, M. B. Uzuner
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2018.0060
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Pubmed: 30009364
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Folia Morphol 2019;78(1):174-181.

open access

Vol 78, No 1 (2019)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2018-07-06
Submitted: 2018-04-25
Accepted: 2018-06-19

Abstract

Background: To examine the detailed anatomy of the normal temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in a large series of patients divided into different age groups. 

Materials and methods: Cone-beam computed tomography images of 100 patients included in the study. Morphometric analysis regarding mandibular con- dyle and mandibular fossa, articular tubercle and the zygomatic arch was done. The volumetric and surface measurements of mandibular condyles (total tissue volume [TV], total bone volume [BV], bone surface area [BS] and percentage of bony tissue of the mandibular condyle [BV/TV]) were also measured. 

Results: Statistical analysis was performed and statistically significant differences according to the side of the joint, sex, and age groups were reported. Additionally, correlations between aging and all of these parameters were also determined. 

Conclusions: TV, BV, BS and BV/TV parameters according to side, age, and sex groups were defined for normal TMJ which may help to understand the onset and progress of TMJ disorders. 

Abstract

Background: To examine the detailed anatomy of the normal temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in a large series of patients divided into different age groups. 

Materials and methods: Cone-beam computed tomography images of 100 patients included in the study. Morphometric analysis regarding mandibular con- dyle and mandibular fossa, articular tubercle and the zygomatic arch was done. The volumetric and surface measurements of mandibular condyles (total tissue volume [TV], total bone volume [BV], bone surface area [BS] and percentage of bony tissue of the mandibular condyle [BV/TV]) were also measured. 

Results: Statistical analysis was performed and statistically significant differences according to the side of the joint, sex, and age groups were reported. Additionally, correlations between aging and all of these parameters were also determined. 

Conclusions: TV, BV, BS and BV/TV parameters according to side, age, and sex groups were defined for normal TMJ which may help to understand the onset and progress of TMJ disorders. 

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Keywords

temporomandibular joint; cone-beam computed tomography; sex; age; anatomy

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Title

Evaluation of the anatomical measurements of the temporomandibular joint by cone-beam computed tomography

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 78, No 1 (2019)

Pages

174-181

Published online

2018-07-06

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2018.0060

Pubmed

30009364

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2019;78(1):174-181.

Keywords

temporomandibular joint
cone-beam computed tomography
sex
age
anatomy

Authors

M. Ocak
M. F. Sargon
K. Orhan
B. Bilecenoğlu
F. Geneci
M. B. Uzuner

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