Title: Diagnostic value of 2D and 3D imaging in odontogenic maxillary sinusitis: a review of literature
Authors: Shahbazian, Maryam ×
Jacobs, Reinhilde #
Issue Date: Apr-2012
Publisher: Blackwell Scientific Publications
Series Title: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
Article number: 10.1111/j.1365-2842.2011.02262.x
Abstract: Summary  This review aims to explore whether 3D imaging offers an added value in diagnosis of odontogenic sinusitis. Odontogenic maxillary sinusitis accounts for approximately 10-12% of maxillary sinusitis cases. Proper diagnosis of odontogenic sinusitis is based on a thorough dental and medical examination and crucial to ensure therapeutic efficacy. To establish the odontogenic cause of maxillary sinusitis, 2D and 3D imaging modalities may be considered, each presenting distinct advantages and drawbacks. The available research indicates that 2D imaging modalities may often mask the origin of odontogenic maxillary sinusitis. This limitation is particularly evident in the maxillary molar region, stressing the need for 3D cross-sectional imaging. The advent of low-dose cone beam computed tomography in dentistry may be particularly useful when odontogenic maxillary sinusitis is not responsive to therapy. Yet, it seems that more research is needed to validate its use in odontogenic maxillary sinusitis.
ISSN: 0305-182X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Oral Imaging
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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