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Rare finding of Eustachian tube calcifications with cone-beam computed tomography

Imaging Science in Dentistry 2017년 47권 4호 p.275 ~ 279
Syed Ali Z., Syed Ali Z., Hawkins Anna, Alluri Leela Subashini, Jadallah Buthainah, Shahid Kiran, Landers Michael, Assaf Hussein M., Hawkins Anna, Alluri Leela Subashini, Jadallah Buthainah, Shahid Kiran, Landers Michael, Assaf Hussein M.,
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 ( Syed Ali Z. ) - Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
 ( Hawkins Anna ) - Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine
 ( Alluri Leela Subashini ) - Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
 ( Jadallah Buthainah ) - Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
 ( Shahid Kiran ) - Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
 ( Landers Michael ) - Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
 ( Assaf Hussein M. ) - Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine Department of Comprehensive Care
 ( Hawkins Anna ) - Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine
 ( Alluri Leela Subashini ) - Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
 ( Jadallah Buthainah ) - Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
 ( Shahid Kiran ) - Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
 ( Landers Michael ) - Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
 ( Assaf Hussein M. ) - Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine Department of Comprehensive Care

Abstract


Soft tissue calcification is a pathological condition in which calcium and phosphate salts are deposited in the soft tissue organic matrix. This study presents an unusual calcification noted in the cartilaginous portion of the Eustachian tube. A 67-year-old woman presented for dental treatment, specifically for implant placement, and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) was performed. The CBCT scan was reviewed by a board-certified oral and maxillofacial radiologist and revealed incidental findings of 2 distinct calcifications in the cartilaginous portion of the Eustachian tube. To the authors’ knowledge, no previous study has reported the diagnosis of Eustachian tube calcification using CBCT. This report describes an uncommon variant of Eustachian tube calcification, which has a significant didactic value because such cases are seldom illustrated either in textbooks or in the literature. This case once again underscores the importance of having CBCT scans evaluated by a board-certified oral and maxillofacial radiologist.

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Cone-Beam Computed Tomography; Eustachian Tube; Calcinosis; Diagnostic X-Ray Radiology

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