TI : A roentgenographic cephalometric study of condylar head on the submentovertex cephalogram
AU : Baek HW; Ryu YK
AD : Department of Dental Science Graduate School Yonsei University
SO : JKAMFR. 1982;12(1):49-56
ISSN : 1225-049X
LA : KOREAN
CP : KOREA
AB : The purpose of this study was to observe the anatomic variation of condylar head and the positional relationship between condylar head and other anatomic structures of head by means of cephalometry using the submentovertex cephalogram from each person in centric occlusion for producing a good quality of temporomandibular joint radiograph. The 100 submentovertex cephalograms of 100 Korean adults consisted of 50 females ranged from 20 to 24 years age and 50 males ranged from 22 to 30 years age, were studied and analyzed statistically.
The results were as follows;
1. The mean of the horizontal angulation of condylar head to the transmeatal line (EE-LA) was 18.5° (S.D. 7.9°), and all measurements that indicate the horizontal angulation of condylar head showed considerable differences among individuals.
2. In the comparison of male vs. female in the measurements, statistically significant differences were found in the majority of measurement items, and with exception of R-LA and LA-LA, the rest of these measurements were larger in male than in female.
3. In the comparison of left vs. right in the measurements, statistically significant differences were found in the majority of measurement items, and with exception of PC-CC, the rest of these measurements were larger in right than in left. As above, because the majority of measurements that involve the horizontal angulation of condylar head varied among individuals, between male and female, and between left and right, the condition of various temporomandibular joint radiography should be determined by means of cephalometry using the submentovertex cephalogram for producing the accurate radiographic image of temporomandibular joint.