Technical note: Oroantral fistula: Improved imaging with a dental computed tomography software program

L. Bodner, A. Gatot, J. Bar-Ziv

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Abstract

Oroantral fistula (OAF) is an uncommon complication in oral surgery. About 5% of all extractions of maxillary premolars or molars may result in communication to the antrum. Small fistulae, 1-5 mm in diameter may close spontaneously, but larger fistulae usually require surgical closure. Pre-operative determination of the size of the fistula is often unreliable leading to difficulties in planning subsequent clinical management. We report a method for the precise determination of the size of the OAF using a dental computed tomography (CT) software program.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1249-1250
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
Volume68
Issue number815
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes

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