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Year: 2017 | Month: June | Volume: 7 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 347-350

Zygomatic Air Cell Defect: A Digital Panoramic Retrospective Pilot Study

Dr. Sunita Kulkarni1, Dr. Usha Rathod2, Dr. Ashish Lanjekar3

1Professor and HOD OMDR, 2Post Graduate Student OMDR, 3Reader OMDR
Dept of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smruti Dental College & Hospital, Nagpur.

Corresponding Author: Dr. Usha Rathod


Introduction- Pneumatized air cells present in the zygomatic process of the temporal bone are called as Zygomatic Air Cell Defects (ZACDs). This study was carried out to evaluate the prevalence of Zygomatic Air Cell Defects on panoramic radiographs.
Materials and method- A retrospective study of 200 panoramic radiographs was carried out in the Department of Oral Medicine and radiology department to evaluate the variations and characteristics of ZACDs.
Result- The prevalence of ZACDs in this study was 2.5%.
Conclusion- The prevalence of ZACDs in the present study was 2.5%. Further research with large data could provide further insights into this little known entity.

Key words: Zygomatic air cell defect, Articular tubercle, Pneumatized articular eminence.

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