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17.01.2017 | Case Report

Artifacts on temporomandibular joint MR images caused by mascara used as hair dye

We report the case of a patient who used mascara in an unusual manner, as hair dye, causing artifacts on magnetic resonance (MR) images. A 60-year-old woman was referred to our hospital because of discomfort and mastication difficulty as a result …

Satsuki Wakae-Morita, Chinami Igarashi, Kaoru Kobayashi, Tsukasa Sano

30.12.2016 | Rapid Communication

Unusual bifid crista galli in a patient with cleft lip and palate

One of the most common craniofacial malformations observed in newborn babies is cleft lip and palate (CLP). This syndrome presents with some anatomic variations. The aim of this study was to understand an anatomic variation of the crista galli …

Numan Dedeoğlu, Oğuzhan Altun, Eyüp Burak Küçük, Sedat Altındiş, Erdem Hatunoğlu

30.12.2016 | Case Report

Diagnostic value of computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and scintigraphy in diagnosing actinomycosis of the mandible

Mandibular actinomycosis is an uncommon disease caused by Actinomyces israelii. Actinomycosis infection typically manifests as a chronic disease resulting in multiple abscesses, firm soft tissue mass, and presence of sulfur granules in exudates or …

Yoshihiko Sasaki, Junya Ono, Tohru Akashiba, Masutaka Mizutani, Yasuo Okada, Akira Yamaguchi, Makoto Tsuchimochi, Ichiro Ogura

26.12.2016 | Original Article

Application of fractal analysis of the midpalatal suture for estimation of pubertal growth spurts

Growth in facial width is completed before the pubertal growth spurt period, while growth in facial length and height continues throughout adolescence. Completion of growth in maxillary width is represented by fusion of the maxillary midpalatal …

Daekeun Kang, Kyoung-Ho Kwak, Seong-Sik Kim, Soo-Byung Park, Woo-Sung Son, Yong-Il Kim

24.12.2016 | Case Report

Oxalosis with oral manifestations in a patient with chronic renal failure

Oxalosis resulting from hyperoxaluria caused by chronic renal failure can be speculated in rare cases among patients with multiple alveolar bone resorption and tooth root resorption events in the oral cavity.

Sang-Hoon Kang, Yu-Jin Won, Moon-Key Kim

23.12.2016 | Technical Report

Absorbed dose to the eye lens during dental radiography

In recent years, high-quality imaging has been employed in dental treatment through the introduction of dental computed tomography (CT), thereby allowing the use of advanced diagnostic imaging techniques and reducing patient exposure to radiation …

Takao Kanzaki, Yasuyuki Takahashi, Kazuma Yarita

21.12.2016 | Original Article

Clinical significance of intraoral strain elastography for diagnosing early stage tongue carcinoma: a preliminary study

Accurate preoperative estimation of tongue carcinoma involvement is mandatory for treatment planning, and may provide a better outcome. Currently, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and intraoral sonography are applied for …

Motoki Shingaki, Yutaka Nikkuni, Kouji Katsura, Nobuyuki Ikeda, Satoshi Maruyama, Ritsuo Takagi, Takafumi Hayashi

09.12.2016 | Original Article

Effects of dose rate on early and late complications in low dose rate brachytherapy for mobile tongue carcinoma using 192Ir sources

Low dose rate brachytherapy using 192 Ir sources (LDR-BRT) is a well-established treatment for early stage mobile tongue cancer [ 1 – 5 ]. Using this modality, a higher dose can be locally administered to tumor tissues within a fairly short period …

Atsushi Kaida, Hiroshi Watanabe, Kazuma Toda, Keiko Yuasa-Nakagawa, Ryoichi Yoshimura, Masahiko Miura

29.11.2016 | Original Article

Effects of shade and composition on radiopacity of dental composite restorative materials

The radiopacity of dental composite restorative materials is a very important property, because it allows assessment of the integrity of composite restorations, accurate diagnosis of secondary caries development, and evaluation of the interface …

Dimitrios Dionysopoulos, Kosmas Tolidis, Paris Gerasimou, Eugenia Koliniotou-Koumpia

29.11.2016 | Case Report

Carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma of the infratemporal fossa: a case report with magnetic resonance imaging findings

The infratemporal fossa is the deep retromaxillary space that corresponds to the inferior aspect of the middle cranial fossa. Although tumors of the infratemporal fossa are uncommon, a variety of neoplasms have been reported to involve this area.

Asli Tanrivermis Sayit, Muzaffer Elmali, Gokhan Kutlar

08.10.2016 | Original Article

Value of additional axial imaging in magnetic resonance imaging of the temporomandibular joint to identify extra-articular diseases

Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has been utilized for evaluation of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, and the conventional MR imaging protocol is well established [ 1 – 5 ]. MR imaging provides clinically relevant information for the …

Teruaki Muramatsu, Takashi Kaneda, Yusuke Kawashima, Kotaro Ito, Hiroyuki Okada, Karen Buch, Rohini N. Nadgir, Osamu Sakai

05.10.2016 | Original Article

Accuracy of digitally enhanced images compared with unprocessed digital images in the detection of external root resorption

External root resorption (ERR) is a pathological process that involves both vital and non-vital teeth and causes irreversible loss of cement, dentin, and alveolar bone. Orthodontic treatment, trauma, and inflammation are among the main causes of …

Zahra Ghoncheh, Farzaneh Afkhami, Mohammad Javad Kharazi Fard, Rasa Ebrahimi Sorkhabi, Ulkem Aydin

26.08.2016 | Original Article

Accuracy of half-exposure time in cone-beam computed tomography imaging for the detection of surface osseous changes in the temporomandibular joint

Current regular care in dental clinics involves imaging of osseous structures of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) by cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) when required, because this modality offers both reduced radiation dose and superior image …

Ebtihal H. Zain Alabdeen

23.08.2016 | Case Report

Endodontic and microsurgical treatments of maxillary lateral incisor dens invaginatus in combination with cone-beam-computed tomography fusion imaging

In this case report, we present the endodontic treatment and microsurgical intervention of dens invaginatus affecting a lateral incisor using cone-beam-computed tomography (CBCT). A 26-year-old woman visited us with a diagnosis of acute apical …

Karoly Mensch, Laszlo Simonffy, Csaba Dombi, Bence Tamas Szabó, Jozsef Varga, Alexander Juhasz, Csaba Dobo-Nagy

09.08.2016 | Case Report

Bilateral idiopathic aneurysms of the lingual artery identified by three-dimensional computed tomography angiography

Aneurysms of the external carotid artery and its branches are rare, and usually occur in the more superficial branches. Lingual artery (LA) aneurysms are particularly rare, and pseudoaneurysms are associated with trauma, infection, and surgical …

Toshinori Iwai, Toshiharu Izumi, Yuichiro Hayashi, Senri Oguri, Toshiyuki Koizumi, Kenji Mitsudo, Iwai Tohnai

27.07.2016 | Case Report

Pseudohypoparathyroidism diagnosed in adulthood: maxillofacial clinical and radiographic findings

Pseudohypoparathyroidism is a rare condition first described in 1942. Affected patients do not have a deficiency of parathyroid hormone; instead, the kidneys and bones are unable to respond to parathyroid hormone in the normal manner. Few cases of …

A. Delantoni, K. Lyroudia, V. Rafailidis, I. Chryssogonidis

23.07.2016 | Original Article

Osteoporotic mandibular changes caused by type 2 diabetes mellitus: a comparative study by cone beam computed tomography imaging

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a chronic disease characterized by hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia. Bone abnormalities such as osteopenia, fracture risk and changes in bone mineral density (BMD), which develop as a consequence of T2DM have …

Saadettin Kayipmaz, Saliha Akçay, Ömer Said Sezgin

19.07.2016 | Original Article

Factors affecting observer agreement in morphological evaluation of mandibular cortical bone on panoramic radiographs

Osteoporosis is highly prevalent in the Japanese population and increases the risk of fracture, which, therefore, increases financial and social costs [ 1 ]. A cohort study reported that there were 13 million osteoporosis patients in Japan [ 2 ].

Yoshiko Ariji, Akitoshi Katsumata, Ryota Kubo, Akira Taguchi, Hiroshi Fujita, Eiichiro Ariji

29.06.2016 | Original Article

Estimation of prognosis of tongue cancer using tumor depth and margin shape obtained from ultrasonography

Early and accurate prediction of prognosis is an important factor for good clinical decision making. Peters and Withers [ 1 ] reported that a shorter total treatment duration is critical to improved patient outcomes. Preoperative ultrasonography …

Sitti Fadhillah Oemar Mattalitti, Toshiyuki Kawazu, Shintaro Kawano, Tatsuya Ikari, Hiroko Wada, Kazunori Yoshiura