Mapping cervical vertebral maturation levels with the dimensions of frontal sinuses in a sample of Indonesian children

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Abstract

This study was aimed at mapping cervical vertebral maturation levels with the dimensions of the frontal sinuses. A total of 30 lateral cephalometric radiographs of children aged 8-16 years that were taken from June 2016 to June 2019 were evaluated in this study using a cross-sectional analytical method. The sample of children was divided into 6 cervical vertebral maturation stages and then clustered into 3 groups, prepubertal, pubertal, and postpubertal. The dimensions of the frontal sinus were obtained from the calculation of the length and width of the sinus, and then the height and width were divided to achieve the sinus index. Dimensions of the frontal sinus (height and width) in boys were greater than those in girls but experienced an increase along with cervical vertebral maturation in both boys and girls. However, girls experienced retardation during the postpubertal period. There was an increase in the frontal sinus dimensions (height and width) in boys and girls according to the cervical vertebral maturation stage, and the dimensions (height and width) in boys were greater than in girls.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1165-1169
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Volume13
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Frontal sinus
  • Growth and development
  • Puberty
  • Radiography

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