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Identifying the course of the greater palatine artery using intraoral ultrasonography: cohort study

Authors
 Kang-Hee Lee  ;  Wonse Park  ;  Jieun Cheong  ;  Kyeong-Mee Park  ;  Jin-Woo Kim  ;  Kee-Deog Kim 
Citation
 SURGICAL AND RADIOLOGIC ANATOMY, Vol.44(8) : 1139-1146, 2022-08 
Journal Title
SURGICAL AND RADIOLOGIC ANATOMY
ISSN
 0930-1038 
Issue Date
2022-08
MeSH
Arteries* / diagnostic imaging ; Cohort Studies ; Female ; Humans ; Palate* / blood supply ; Reproducibility of Results ; Ultrasonography
Keywords
Gingival thickness ; Greater palatine artery ; Intraoral probe ; Palate ; Ultrasound
Abstract
Aims: The greater palatine artery (GPA) is one of the most important anatomical structure for free gingival grafts or connective-tissue grafts during soft tissue surgery for dental implants. Several studies have identified the approximate location of the GPA, but it is impossible to detect its exact location during surgery due to large variability between individuals. The authors, therefore, investigated the course of the GPA using intraoral ultrasonography to determine the feasibility of using real-time nonionizing ultrasonography for implant surgery.

Materials and methods: This study included 40 healthy young participants. The courses of the GPA were identified using intraoral ultrasound probes from the first premolar to the second molar. The distance from the gingival margin to the GPA (GM-GPA) and the depth of the palatal gingiva from the GPA (PG-GPA) were measured by two independent examiners. Measurements were analyzed statistically, and interexaminer reliability was determined.

Results: The distance of the GM-GPA and the mean depth of the PG-GPA were 14.8 ± 1.6 mm and 4.10 ± 0.51 mm (mean ± SD), respectively. GM-GPA decreased when the GPA ran from the second molar to the first molar, and GM-GPA was significantly shorter in females (P < 0.05). PG-GPA increased when the GPA ran to the posterior teeth. Interexaminer measurement agreements were excellent, with intraclass correlation coefficient values of 0.983 and 0.918 for GM-GPA and PG-GPA, respectively.

Conclusions: Using an intraoral ultrasound probe, real-time GPA tracking is possible, which is expected to help reduce the possibility of bleeding during surgery.
Full Text
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00276-022-02967-y
DOI
10.1007/s00276-022-02967-y
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Research Institute (부설연구소) > 1. Journal Papers
2. College of Dentistry (치과대학) > Dept. of Advanced General Dentistry (통합치의학과) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Kee Deog(김기덕) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3055-5130
Park, Kyeong-Mee(박경미)
Park, Wonse(박원서) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2081-1156
Lee, Kang Hee(이강희)
Cheong, Jieun(정지은) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0313-2511
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/193411
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