Localization of impacted maxillary canines using cone beam computed tomography. Review of the literature

Rossini, Giulia and Cavallini, Costanza and Cassetta, Michele and Galluccio, Gabriella and Barbato, Ersilia (2012) Localization of impacted maxillary canines using cone beam computed tomography. Review of the literature. Annali di stomatologia, 3 (1). pp. 14-18. ISSN 1971-1441

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This review analyzed the literature focused on Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) diagnostic accuracy and efficacy in detecting impacted maxillary canines, and evaluated the possible advantages in using CBCT technique compared with traditional radiographs. PubMed and Embase searches were performed selecting papers since 1998 up to September 2011, moreover reference lists were hand searched. Two reviewers selected relevant publications on the basis of predetermined inclusion criteria. The literature search yielded 94 titles, of which 5 were included in the review. Three studies used CBCT technique to 3D localize maxillary impacted canines and assess root resorption of adjacent teeth. Other two publications compared traditional radiographs with CBCT images in the diagnosis of maxillary impacted canines. Only three studies presented the results using statistical analysis. The present review highlighted that the use of CBCT has a potential diagnostic effect and may influence the outcome of treatment when compared with traditional panoramic radiography for the assessment of impacted maxillary canines. Furthermore it underlines the need of future studies performed according with high level methodological standards, investigating diagnostic accuracy and effectiveness of CBCT in the diagnosis of maxillary impacted teeth

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cone-beam computed tomography, volumetric computed tomography, maxillary impacted canine
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia > 617.5 Medicina regionale; Chirurgia regionale
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2013 12:49
Last Modified: 16 May 2013 10:53
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/4961

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