International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2017, Vol. 3 Issue 4, Part E
Maxillary sinus size and malocclusion: Is there any relation?
AUTHOR(S): Mariya Qadir and Dr. Mohammad Mushtaq
There are conflicting evidences available in literature regarding relation of size of maxillary sinus and malocclusion, hence this study was aimed at finding the relation between the two. This will greatly aid in orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning.
Materials and methods: 90 cephalograms were classified into three saggital classes based on ANB. The sample was also divided into a male group and a female group. Size of maxillary sinus was assessed manually in all the radiographs and was related statistically using one way ANOVA test to all the three malocclusion classes.
Results: No significant association was observed between all maxillary sinus size parameters except maxillary sinus length in males only. All the measurements were found to be greater in males than in females.
Conclusions: No relation was observed between maxillary sinus size and malocclusion in saggital dimension. Males had comparatively larger sinuses as compared to females.
Pages: 333-337 | 330 Views 4 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Mariya Qadir and Dr. Mohammad Mushtaq. Maxillary sinus size and malocclusion: Is there any relation?. 2017; 3(4): 333-337.