Is the diagnosis of calcified laryngeal cartilages on panoramic radiographs possible?


ÇAĞIRANKAYA L. B. , AKKAYA N. , AKÇİÇEK G. , Dogru H.

IMAGING SCIENCE IN DENTISTRY, vol.48, no.2, pp.121-125, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5624/isd.2018.48.2.121
  • Title of Journal : IMAGING SCIENCE IN DENTISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.121-125

Abstract

Purpose: Detecting laryngeal cartilages (triticcous and thyroid cartilages) on panoramic radiographs is important because they may be confused with carotid artery calcifications in the bifurcation region, which are a risk factor for stroke. This study assessed the efficiency of panoramic radiography in the diagnosis of calcified laryngeal cartilages using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) as the reference standard.