Alterations and Pathologies Prevalence in Panoramic Radiographs in Patients Attending the University Dental Clinic

2013 • Volume 7 • Issue 1

Sánchez Trocino, Benjamín; De la Fuente Hernández, Javier; Díaz Acevedo, Jacinto Armando; Vilar Pineda, Gabriela



The aim was to report the prevalence of alterations and pathologies of the analysis of digital panoramic radiographs in the clinic of the Dental School at Escuela Nacional de Estudios Superiores, Unidad León, since October 2011 until April 2012. This was developed as a retrospective study involving 516 digital panoramic radiographs upon which was performed a visual analysis to report the prevalence of abnormalities or pathologies. The findings were related to maxillary sinus abnormality or pathology, nasal cavity, maxillary and mandibular bones and dental abnormalities. The panoramic radiograph because of its versatility is still one of the most important oral and maxillofacial diagnosis methods, it helps us to detect pathologies, which do not always have symptomatology and could cause health problems.

KEY WORDS: panoramic radiograph, maxillary sinus, nasal cavity, maxilla, mandible.


How to cite this article

SÁNCHEZ, T. B.; DE LA FUENTE, H. J.; DÍAZ, A. J. A. & VILAR, P. G. Alterations and pathologies prevalence in panoramic radiographs in patients attending the university dental clinic. Int. J. Odontostomat., 7(1):47-52, 2013.


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