Cervical lordosis angle measured on lateral cephalograms; findings in skeletal class II female subjects with and without TMD: A cross sectional study

Michele D'Attilio, Ettore Epifania, Fabio Ciuffolo, Vincenzo Salini, Maria Rita Filippi, Marco Dolci, Felice Festa, Simona Tecco

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The literature reports evidence of various types of correlations between cervical alterations and cervical pain, and the existence of cervical pain in subjects with temporomandibular joint internal derangement (TMD). The hypothesis of this study is that cervical lordosis angle (CVT/EVT angle) alteration on cephalometrics could be correlated to the presence of TMD. The cephalometric records of 50 females with documented TMD were compared with those of a control group of 50 females. The subjects in the sample were 25-35 years of age, average 28.9 years (SD, 3.2). Radiographs were taken in mirror position, and seventeen variables, including the CVT/EVT angle, were traced. Double measurements were made to evaluate method error using Dahlberg's formula. Pearson's correlation coefficient and Mann-Whitney's t-test were used to evaluate the data. Intra-group analysis showed significant correlations between the CVT/EVT angle and mandibular length (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-44
Number of pages18
JournalCranio - Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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