Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 8; Issue 2.2 (May 2020)

Page No.: 7505-7509

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2020.146


A.P. Mishra 1, Kuldeep Kumar *2, C. S. Ramesh Babu 3.

1 Professor and Head, Department of Radiology, Rama Medical University, Mandhana, Kanpur ( U.P.), India.

*2 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Govt. Medical College Kannauj( U.P.), India.

3 Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Muzaffarnagar Medical College, Muzaffarnagar, ( U.P.), India.

Corresponding Author: Dr. Kuldeep Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Govt. Medical College Kannauj (U.P.), India. mob.no. 9794199741 E-Mail: drkuldeep15579@gmail.com


Introduction: Anatomical knowledge of maxillary sinus and its dimensions are Important during endoscopic sinus surgery.

Aim: The aim of our study was to measure bilaterally different Parameters of maxillary sinus[Antero-posterior diameter (APD), Transverse diameter (TD), Craniocaudal diameter (CCD)] in male and female subjects by computed tomography and their significant role during conduction of endoscopic sinus surgery and determination of sex of the individuals.

Materials and Methods: Cranial computed tomographic images of 67 normal subjects between the age groups of 21 to 70 years were taken in our study. The APD, TD and CCD of the maxillary sinuses were measured electronically.  The axial and coronal sections were taken and examined.

Results: The mean Antero-posterior diameter, Transverse diameter, and Craniocaudal diameters of maxillary sinus in males on right side are 3.615 cm, 2.303cm, 3.328cm and on left side are 3.567cm, 2.264cm, 3.387 cm and in females on right side are 3.264cm, 2.059cm, 3.144cm and on left side are 3.188cm, 1.976cm and 2.925cm respectively. The discriminative analysis showed that the accuracy of maxillary sinus measurements (The ability of the size of maxillary sinus to identify gender) was 66.7% in females and  74.4% in males (overall accuracy = 71.6%).

Conclusion: The current study of CT guided morphometry of maxillary sinuses may be helpful for the Otolaryngologists during planning of the endoscopic sinus surgery and support to gender determination.

Key words:  computed tomographic images, maxillary sinus, measurements.


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Cite this article: A.P. Mishra, Kuldeep Kumar, C. S. Ramesh Babu. MORPHOMETRIC STUDY OF MAXILLARY SINUSES IN NORMAL SUBJECTS BY USING COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHIC IMAGES. Int J Anat Res 2020;8(2.2):7505-7509. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2020.146