Location of posterior superior alveolar artery and evaluation of maxillary sinus anatomy with computerized tomography: a clinical study

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GÜNCÜ G. N., Yildirim Y. D., Wang H., TÖZÜM T. F.

CLINICAL ORAL IMPLANTS RESEARCH, vol.22, no.10, pp.1164-1167, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objectives: Knowledge and evaluation of the maxillary sinus anatomy before sinus augmentation are essential for avoiding surgical complications. Posterior superior alveolar artery (PSAA) is the branch of maxillary artery that supplies lateral sinus wall and overlying membrane. The aims of this study were to examine the prevalence, diameter, and location of the PSAA and its relationship to the alveolar ridge and to study the prevalence of the sinus pathology and septum using computerized tomography (CT) scans.