BACKGROUND: The pre-operative evaluation in oral and maxillofacial surgery is currently performed by computerized tomography (CT). However in some case the information of the traditional imaging methods are not enough in the diagnosis and surgical planning. The efficacy of these imaging methods in the evaluation of soft tissues is lower than magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
AIM: The aim of the study was to show the use of MRI in the evaluation of relation between intraosseous lesions of the jaws and anatomical structures, when it was difficult using the traditional radiographic methods, and to evaluate the usefulness of MRI to depict the morphostructural characterization of the lesions and infiltration of the soft tissues.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: 10 patients with a lesion of jaw were selected. All the patients underwent panoramic radiography (OPT), CT and MRI. The images were examined by dental and maxillofacial radiology who compared the different imaging methods to analyze the morphological and structural characteristics of the lesion and assessed the relationship between the lesion and the anatomical structures.
RESULTS: Magnetic resonance imaging provided more detailed spatial and structural information than other imaging methods.
CONCLUSIONS: MRI allowed us to characterize the intraosseous lesions of the jaws and to plan the surgery, resulting in a lower risk of anatomic structures surgical injury.Free PDF Download
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M. Cassetta, S. Di Carlo, N. Pranno, A. Stagnitti, V. Pompa, G. Pompa
The use of high resolution magnetic resonance on 3.0-T system in the diagnosis and surgical planning of intraosseous lesions of the jaws: preliminary results of a retrospective study
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 16 - N. 14