Evaluation of Condylar and Ramal Asymmetry on Patients with Ectodermal Dysplasia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Izzet Yavuz
Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Dicle University, Turkey
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Received date: January 29, 2014; Accepted date: July 18, 2014; Published date: July 20, 2014
Citation: Tümen DS, Callea M, Yazgi AY, Maglione M, Yavuz I, et al. (2014) Evaluation of Condylar and Ramal Asymmetry on Patients with Ectodermal Dysplasia. Dentistry 4:249. doi:10.4172/2161-1122.1000249
Copyright: © 2014 Tümen DS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited
Objectives: To compare the condylar, ramal, condylar-plus-ramal mandibular asymmetry of patients with ectodermal dysplasia and healthy control subjects with using cone beam computerized tomography (CBCT).
Materials and methods: CBCT of 9 patients (4 girls, 5 boys) with ectodermal dysplasia and 10 healthy control subjects (5 girls and 5 boys) with normal occlusion were included to our study. Mandibular asymmetry index measurements (condylar, ramal, and condylar-plus-ramal) were made on the CBCT. The paired samples t-test was used to establish statistically significant differences between the sides for condylar, ramal and condylar-plus-ramal height measurements. Independent t test was used to determine possible statistically significant differences between the groups.
Results: There was no statistically significant difference between the right and left sides in condylar, ramal and condylar-plus-ramal height measurements of the patients with ectodermal dysplasia and normal occlusion sample. There was no statistically significant difference between the groups in asymmetry index measurements.
Conclusion: Patients with ectodermal dysplasia show similar condylar, ramal, condylar-plus-ramal measurements with healthy control subjects.