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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

April 2011
Volume 42 , Issue 4

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Radiographic evaluation of periapical lesions with and without biopsy-proven actinomyces: A pilot study

Kuklani, Riya M. / Bhattacharyya, Indraneel / Nair, Madhu K.

Pages: 301 - 306
PMID: 21516275

Objective: To explore the feasibility of identifying potential radiometric differences in periapical radiolucencies with and without actinomycotic colonization as seen on periapical radiographs using histopathology for ground truth. Method and Materials: Periapical radiographs demonstrating apical lesions with and without biopsy-proven actinomycosis were included in the study. Lesion sizes were estimated on standardized images using anatomical reference points. The reading session was repeated after 2 weeks, and mean lesion sizes were calculated. All measurements were made by a single, calibrated observer. Results: The mean dimension of lesions with actinomyces was 13.51 16.43 mm, while lesions without actinomyces had a mean size of 10.24 11.27 mm. Conclusion: Apical lesions with biopsy-proven actinomyces may be larger in dimension than those without bacterial colonization. Further controlled studies are required to confirm this finding.

Keywords: actinomyces, histology, intraoral, periapical, radiographic

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