Ct of the Oral Vestibule with Distended Cheeks
Authors: Bredesen, K.; Aaløkken, T.M.; Kolbenstvedt, A.
Source: Acta Radiologica, 1 January 2001, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 84-87(4)
To evaluate patient compliance in CT examination of the oral vestibule with distended, blown-up cheeks and to determine how often such images provided additional information when disease processes in this area were suspected.
Material and Methods:
Fifty-four patients were examined with CT of the oral vestibule with distended cheeks and 16 of them had diseases where oral vestibule affection was considered possible.
Fifty-three of 54 patients were able to perform cheek distension. Of 16 patients with possible disease involvement of the oral vestibule, additional information was thus obtained in 11 patients.
When lesions involving the oral vestibule or adjacent regions are suspected, CT examination with distended cheeks is recommended as a routine procedure.
Document Type: Original Article
Affiliations: Department of Radiology, Rikshospitalet, The National Hospital, Oslo, Norway.
Publication date: January 1, 2001