Edition V19N04 | Year 2014 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 89 to 93
Objective: This study compared lateral radiographs of the nasopharynx (LN) and lateral cephalometric radiographs (LC) used to assess nasopharyngeal airway space in children. Material and Methods: One examiner measured the nasopharyngeal space of 15 oral breathing patients aged between 5 and 11 years old by using LN and LC. Both assessments were made twice with a 15-day interval in between. Intergroup comparison was performed with t-tests (P < 0.05). Results: Comparison between LN and LC measurements showed no significant differences. Conclusion: Lateral cephalometric radiograph is an acceptable method used to assess nasopharyngeal airway space.
Radiology, Nasopharynx, Orthodontics,
Pereira SCC, Beltrão RTS, Janson G, Garib DG. Lateral cephalometric radiograph versus lateral radiograph of nasopharynx for quantitative
evaluation of the nasopharyngeal airway space. Dental Press J Orthod. 2014 July-Aug;19(4):89-93. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/2176-9451.19.4.089-093.oar