Detection of mandibular condyle pseudocysts in panoramic radiographs: Digital and film-based radiology

Yehuda Zadik, Oded Yitschaky*, Anna Pikovsky, Avraham Zini, Silvina Fridlander Barenboim

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Objective: To determine the detection rate of mandibular condyle pseudocyst in both digital panoramic radiographs and film-based panoramic radiographs. Method and Materials: All film-based and digital panoramic radiographs of patients treated at our institute during a 4-month period were analyzed by two experienced practitioners. Diagnosis of a condylar pseudocyst was based on the following criteria: appearance of cyst-like radiolucency, partially or completely circumscribed by radiopaque border, located at the anterior aspect of mandibular condyle. Results: 825 radiographs (415 film-based, 410 digital) were included in the study. In 342 (41.5%) radiographs at least one condylar pseudocyst was observed, with no differences between radiograph type, 173 (42.2%) in digital and 169 (40.7%) in film-based radiographs (P =.36). Condylar pseudocyst detection rate was positively associated with older age (P <.001), whereas gender had no influence (P =.93). Conclusion: An equally high detection rate of condylar pseudocyst was found in digital and film-based panoramic radiographs.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)725-730
Number of pages6
JournalQuintessence International
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2015

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  • Cyst
  • Digital radiology
  • Mandible
  • Panoramic radiograph
  • Temporomandibular joint


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