A study of morphometric evaluation of the maxillary sinuses in normal subjects using computer tomography images

Kiruba, Lakshmi N and Gupta, Chandni and Kumar, Sandeep and D’Souza, Antony Sylvan (2014) A study of morphometric evaluation of the maxillary sinuses in normal subjects using computer tomography images. Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences, 2 (1). pp. 12-15. ISSN 2321-4848

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Objectives: The paranasal sinuses are complex anatomical structures with a signifi cant inter-individual variation. The dimensions of maxillary sinuses are particularly signifi cant when considering endoscopic sinus surgery. The aims of this study were to estimate different dimensions of the maxillary sinuses measured on head CT, and their relations to sex of the individuals. Materials and Methods: Cranial computerized tomographic images (CT) of 200 normal subjects between the age groups of 18 and 80 years were observed in this study. The height, width, and depth of the maxillary sinuses were measured with a Philips Brilliance 64 CT. The statistical analysis for sex and age comparison for all the parameters was done. Results: The mean width, height, and depth of maxillary sinus in male on both right and left side were 27.8, 28.2, 39.9, 39.6, and 40.0, 39.7 mm but in females were 26.6, 26.7, 36.8, 37.1, and 36.6, 37.4 mm. The discriminative analysis showed that the accuracy of maxillary sinus measurements i.e. the ability of the maxillary sinus size to identify gender was 55% in females and 69.5% in males. Conclusion: This study on CT dimensions of maxillary sinuses may be benefi cial for the ENT surgeons when planning for endoscopic sinus surgery and to support gender determination.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CT scan; maxillary sinus; measurements.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anatomy
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Radiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2015 09:49
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 09:49
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141744

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