Year 2019, Volume 13 , Issue 2, Pages 80 - 86 2019-08-31

A morphometric study of the odontoid process using three-dimensional computed tomography (3-D CT) reconstruction

Ece ALIM [1] , Kerem ATALAR [2] , İsmail Nadir GULEKON [3]



Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the morphometric parameters of the odontoid process using 3-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of computed tomography (CT) images and investigate the applicability of using one or two screws for fixing odontoid process fractures.  

Methods: CT images of 100 patients (55 males, 45 females) were transferred to the OsiriX program in DICOM format and converted into three dimensional images using the 3D volume rendering feature. Male and female groups were divided into 8–30, 31–50 and over 50 age groups and features of the odontoid process were measured.  

Results: In the coronal plane, the minimum external transverse length of the odontoid process (OPmin) was highest in males over 50 year of age with a value of 11.3 mm. In the sagittal plane, the combination of anterior-posterior length of the odontoid process and vertebral body (OPAP) was highest in the males over 50 (14.5 mm). The length of the line taken from the anterior-inferior corner of the vertebral body to the top of odontoid process (LAIT) was measured the highest measured as 45.2 mm in males over 50. These measurements were higher in males than females.   

Conclusion: The results of this study showed that it is possible to use a single 4.5 mm or 3.5 mm cannulated screw in the Turkish population. The application of two 3.5 mm screws was found to be appropriate in 76% of males and 62% of females.  



CT, 3-dimensional reconstruction method, odontoid process, axis, fracture
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Original Articles
Authors

Author: Ece ALIM (Primary Author)
Institution: GAZI UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF MEDICINE
Country: Turkey


Author: Kerem ATALAR
Institution: BULENT ECEVIT UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF MEDICINE
Country: Turkey


Author: İsmail Nadir GULEKON
Institution: GAZI UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF MEDICINE
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : August 31, 2019

Bibtex @research article { anatomy574175, journal = {Anatomy}, issn = {1307-8798}, eissn = {1308-8459}, address = {}, publisher = {Turkish Society of Anatomy and Clinical Anatomy (TSACA)}, year = {2019}, volume = {13}, pages = {80 - 86}, doi = {}, title = {A morphometric study of the odontoid process using three-dimensional computed tomography (3-D CT) reconstruction}, key = {cite}, author = {ALIM, Ece and ATALAR, Kerem and GULEKON, İsmail Nadir} }
APA ALIM, E , ATALAR, K , GULEKON, İ . (2019). A morphometric study of the odontoid process using three-dimensional computed tomography (3-D CT) reconstruction. Anatomy , 13 (2) , 80-86 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/anatomy/issue/52102/574175
MLA ALIM, E , ATALAR, K , GULEKON, İ . "A morphometric study of the odontoid process using three-dimensional computed tomography (3-D CT) reconstruction". Anatomy 13 (2019 ): 80-86 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/anatomy/issue/52102/574175>
Chicago ALIM, E , ATALAR, K , GULEKON, İ . "A morphometric study of the odontoid process using three-dimensional computed tomography (3-D CT) reconstruction". Anatomy 13 (2019 ): 80-86
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ISNAD ALIM, Ece , ATALAR, Kerem , GULEKON, İsmail Nadir . "A morphometric study of the odontoid process using three-dimensional computed tomography (3-D CT) reconstruction". Anatomy 13 / 2 (August 2019): 80-86 .
AMA ALIM E , ATALAR K , GULEKON İ . A morphometric study of the odontoid process using three-dimensional computed tomography (3-D CT) reconstruction. Anatomy. 2019; 13(2): 80-86.
Vancouver ALIM E , ATALAR K , GULEKON İ . A morphometric study of the odontoid process using three-dimensional computed tomography (3-D CT) reconstruction. Anatomy. 2019; 13(2): 86-80.