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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 112-114
Zygomatic air cell defect: A panoramic radiographic study of a south Indian population

Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, J. S. S. Dental College & Hospital, Mysore, Karnataka - 570 015, India

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Karthikeya Patil
Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, J.S.S. Dental College & Hospital, Mysore -15, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.63052

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Aims: To determine the prevalence, patterns of occurrence and variations of zygomatic air cell defects (ZACDs) using panoramic radiographs. Methods and Materials: Dental panoramic radiographs of 600 outpatients were examined to evaluate the variations and characteristics of ZACDs. Results: ZACDs were identified in 15 subjects out of 600, giving an overall prevalence of 2.5%. Seven ZACDs were seen in males and eight in females. Among the 15 ZACDs, nine were unilateral and six were bilateral. Conclusion: The overall prevalence of ZACD is relatively low in south Indian population and careful radiographic evaluation is needed to detect these entities.

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