Change in condylar and mandibular morphology in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Cone Beam volumetric imaging.

G. Farronato, U. Garagiola, V. Carletti, P. Cressoni, L. Mercatali, D. Farronato

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Abstract

AIM: The aim of this study was to show the importance of Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT) to volumetrically quantify temporomandibular joint (TMJ) damage in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), measuring condylar and mandibular real volumes. Methods. Thirty-four children with temporomandibular involvement by JIA were observed by CBCT. Four were excluded because of several imaging noises. The mandible was isolated from others craniofacial structures; the whole mandibular volume and its components' volumes (condyle, ramus, emibody, emisymphysis on right side and on left side) has been calculated by a 3D volume rendering technique. Results. The results show a highly significant statistical difference between affected side volumetric values versus normal side volumetric values, above all on condyle region (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-534
Number of pages16
JournalMinerva Stomatologica
Volume59
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010

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    Farronato, G., Garagiola, U., Carletti, V., Cressoni, P., Mercatali, L., & Farronato, D. (2010). Change in condylar and mandibular morphology in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Cone Beam volumetric imaging. Minerva Stomatologica, 59(10), 519-534.