EVALUATION OF RADIOPAQUE LESIONS SEEN IN THE JAW BONES ON DIGITAL PANORAMIC RADIOGRAPHY


Öner Talmaç A. G., Namdar Pekiner F. M.

26th BaSS Congress, Skopje, Macedonia, 11 - 14 May 2023, pp.97

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Skopje
  • Country: Macedonia
  • Page Numbers: pp.97
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Studies on lesions of jaw bones are important for clinicians’ diagnosis and treatment planning. Panoramic radiography is one of the most basic diagnostic tools. AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate radiopaque lesions in the jaw bones using digital panoramic radiography images. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Digital panoramic radiographs of 1108 patients were analyzed. In this study, the frequency of idiopathic osteosclerosis, condensing osteitis, odontoma, soft tissue calcification, cementoblastoma, cementoblastoma, hypersementosis, supernumerary tooth, osseous dysplasia and fibrous dysplasia as well as age, gender and localization of radiopaque lesions were evaluated. Values of p<0.05 were interpreted as significant. RESULTS: In this study, 85 (7.7%) of 1108 patients had radiopaque lesions. Of these lesions, 44 (7.2%) were found in women and 41 (8.2%) in men. Osteosclerosis 44 (4.0%), condensing osteitis 13 (1.2%), soft tissue calcification 12 (1.1%), hypersementosis 4 (0.4%), fluorid osseous dysplasia 3 (0. 3%), periapical osseous dysplasia 3 (0.3%), odontoma 2 (0.2%), supernumerary tooth 2 (0.2%), fibrous dysplasia 1 (0.01%) and sinus pathology 1 (0.01%). CONCLUSIONS: Evaluation of the demographic distribution of these lesions and their associated radiological features is important for the radiological approach. In this investigation, cementoblastoma was not observed in any patient, and idiopathic osteosclerosis was the most frequent radiopaque lesion. Key words: Condensing osteitis, odontoma, osteosclerosis, panoramic radiography, radiopaque lesion