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Radiomorphometric assessment of the pterygoid hamulus as a factor promoting the pterygoid hamulus bursitis

I. Komarnitki, T. Skadorwa, A. Chloupek
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2019.0049
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Pubmed: 31025700
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Folia Morphol 2020;79(1):134-140.

open access

Vol 79, No 1 (2020)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2019-04-19
Submitted: 2019-03-10
Accepted: 2019-04-07

Abstract

Background: The pterygoid hamulus (PH) is a small protrusion on the base of the pterygoid process of the sphenoid bone. PH is a site of insertion of many muscles and ligaments. Its topography can determine predilection for developing the pterygoid hamulus bursitis (PHB).

Materials and methods: The study was conducted based on the morphometric analysis of 100 PHs on cone beam computed tomography scans.

Results: Based on statistical analysis, we found numerous significant correlations between the morphometric parameters.

Conclusions: Considering our results, it can be concluded that the main pathogenic factor in PHB is an extensive medial deviation of the pterygoid hamulus in the frontal plane.

Abstract

Background: The pterygoid hamulus (PH) is a small protrusion on the base of the pterygoid process of the sphenoid bone. PH is a site of insertion of many muscles and ligaments. Its topography can determine predilection for developing the pterygoid hamulus bursitis (PHB).

Materials and methods: The study was conducted based on the morphometric analysis of 100 PHs on cone beam computed tomography scans.

Results: Based on statistical analysis, we found numerous significant correlations between the morphometric parameters.

Conclusions: Considering our results, it can be concluded that the main pathogenic factor in PHB is an extensive medial deviation of the pterygoid hamulus in the frontal plane.

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Keywords

pterygoid hamulus, pterygoid hamulus bursitis, cone beam computed tomography

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Title

Radiomorphometric assessment of the pterygoid hamulus as a factor promoting the pterygoid hamulus bursitis

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 79, No 1 (2020)

Pages

134-140

Published online

2019-04-19

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2019.0049

Pubmed

31025700

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2020;79(1):134-140.

Keywords

pterygoid hamulus
pterygoid hamulus bursitis
cone beam computed tomography

Authors

I. Komarnitki
T. Skadorwa
A. Chloupek

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