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

Iulian Komarnitki, Tymon Skadorwa, Aldona Chloupek
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2019.0049
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Pubmed: 31025700

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Ahead of Print
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2019-04-19
Submitted: 2019-03-10
Accepted: 2019-04-07

Abstract

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). The study was conducted based on the morphometric analysis of 100 PHs on cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans. Based on statistical analysis, we found numerous significant correlations between the morphometric parameters. 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

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). The study was conducted based on the morphometric analysis of 100 PHs on cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans. Based on statistical analysis, we found numerous significant correlations between the morphometric parameters. 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, CBCT

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Title

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

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Ahead of Print

Published online

2019-04-19

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2019.0049

Pubmed

31025700

Keywords

pterygoid hamulus
pterygoid hamulus bursitis
CBCT

Authors

Iulian Komarnitki
Tymon Skadorwa
Aldona Chloupek

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