Evaluation of the nasopalatine canal and variations with cone-beam computed tomography


ETÖZ M. , Sisman Y.

SURGICAL AND RADIOLOGIC ANATOMY, vol.36, no.8, pp.805-812, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00276-014-1259-9
  • Title of Journal : SURGICAL AND RADIOLOGIC ANATOMY
  • Page Numbers: pp.805-812

Abstract

Although nasopalatine canal (NPC) is one of the most important anatomical structures in premaxillary region, few documents are available with regard to anatomic variations, size, and morphology of NPC in the literature. In recent years, the need for radiological identification of anatomical structures has grown with increased dental implant applications in anterior maxillary region with higher esthetic expectations. This study aimed at investigating the NPC's shape and anatomical variations by cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) in the Turkish society, in a particular region.