Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ISSN: 2581-4893)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 9

Infra Orbital Ethmoid (Haller) Cells: A Cone Beam Computed Tomographic Study in a Population of Iran

Maryam Johari1, Elham Romoozi2 and Ehsan Moudi3*

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Oral Health Research Center, Health Research Institude, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran
2Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist, Kashan University of Medical Science, Kashan, Iran
3Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Oral Health Research Center , Health Research Institude, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran

*Corresponding Author: hsan Moudi, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Oral Health Research Center , Health Research Institude, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran.

Received: June 09, 2020; Published: August 10, 2020



Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of Haller cells in a population of Iran using Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to further identify it as a predisposing factor for sinusitis.

Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 150 images have been taken from patients over 6 years old using CBCT and all were analyzed at 1 mm sections in axial, coronal and sagittal plans via software available on device (NNTVIEWER). The patients data including age, sex, presence or absence of Haller cells, involved side, the pattern of Haller cells and the shape of Haller cells were determined.

Results: A total of 150 radiographic images obtained by CBCT, were evaluated for the presence of Haller's cells. In current study, the prevalence of infraorbital ethmoid air cells was 58 cases (38.7%) with 30 (51.7%) in females and 28 (48.3%) in males. The sex-dependent correlation was not statistically significant (P = 0.73). The highest prevalence of Haller's cells was observed in people aging 21 - 40 years old with 25 cases (43.1%) but no significant relationship between Haller's cell prevalence and age was found (P = 0.5).

Conclusion: Based on the results of the present study, the use of CBCT imaging can be a helpful diagnostic tool in determination of Haller cells.

Keywords: Cone Beam Computed Tomography; Haller Cell; Infraorbital Ethmoidal Air Cells



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Citation: Ehsan Moudi., et al. “Infra Orbital Ethmoid (Haller) Cells: A Cone Beam Computed Tomographic Study in a Population of Iran". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.9 (2020): 05-10.


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