Evaluation of hyoid bone position and its correlation with pharyngeal airway space in different types of skeletal malocclusion

Jose, Nidhin Philip and Shetty, Siddarth and Mogra, Subraya and Shetty, Surendra V. and *, Sumanth Rangarajan and Mary, Lida (2014) Evaluation of hyoid bone position and its correlation with pharyngeal airway space in different types of skeletal malocclusion. Contemporary Clinical Dentistry, 5 (2). pp. 187-189. ISSN 0976-237X

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Abstract

Introduction: The hyoid bone and its relation with the pharyngeal space in health and disease has been an intriguing subject for years. Aim: This study attempts to evaluate the hyoid bone position and to ascertain any correlations with pharyngeal airway space in skeletal class I, II, and III malocclusions. Materials and Methods: McNamara’s airway analysis was carried out to assess the upper and lower airway widths and Hyoid triangle analysis by Bibby and Preston was carried out to determine the position of the hyoid bone. Conclusion: A positive correlation was found between the lower airway and horizontal distance from the hyoid bone to the retrognathion in class I skeletal pattern with average growth pattern.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hyoid bone, pharyngeal airway, skeletal malocclusion
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Orthodontics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 31 May 2014 06:13
Last Modified: 31 May 2014 06:13
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139617

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