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: 2010  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 112--114

Zygomatic air cell defect: A panoramic radiographic study of a south Indian population


HS Srikanth, Karthikeya Patil, VG Mahima 
 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
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Srikanth H S, Patil K, Mahima V G. Zygomatic air cell defect: A panoramic radiographic study of a south Indian population.Indian J Radiol Imaging 2010;20:112-114


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Srikanth H S, Patil K, Mahima V G. Zygomatic air cell defect: A panoramic radiographic study of a south Indian population. Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Feb 28 ];20:112-114
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