Location of posterosuperior alveolar artery and correlation with maxillary sinus anatomy

Elie Hayek, Ibrahim Nasseh, Wahib Hadchiti, Philippe Bouchard, Maria Moarbes, Georges Khawam, Boulos Bechara, Marcel Noujeim

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Abstract

The blood supply to both the lateral wall of the maxillary sinus and the overlying membrane originates from the posterosuperior alveolar artery (PSAA) and the infraorbital artery. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the anatomic characteristics of the PSAA in a large number of subjects of the Lebanese population. Images of 696 sinuses were analyzed using cone beam computed tomography (CT). Coronal, axial, and sagittal CT images were evaluated for the presence of an osseous canal in the lateral wall of the sinus, and the prevalence, position, and location of the canal were studied and presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e60-e65
JournalInternational Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Periodontics

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Hayek, E., Nasseh, I., Hadchiti, W., Bouchard, P., Moarbes, M., Khawam, G., Bechara, B., & Noujeim, M. (2015). Location of posterosuperior alveolar artery and correlation with maxillary sinus anatomy. International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, 35(4), e60-e65. https://doi.org/10.11607/prd.2172