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April 1988

Three-Dimensional Computed Tomography in Maxillofacial Surgical Planning

Author Affiliations

From the Center for Diagnostic Imaging, St Louis Park, Minn (Drs Schellhas, Heithoff, and Fritts); and the Department of Oral Surgery, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry, Minneapolis (Dr El Deeb). Drs Wilkes, Check, and Larsen are in private practice in Minneapolis.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1988;114(4):438-442. doi:10.1001/archotol.1988.01860160082026

• Fifty-four maxillofacial three-dimensional computed tomographic examinations were performed during a 12-month period for the purpose of surgical planning. Pathologic entities in the series included trauma, neoplasia, cleft palate, and other developmental anomalies. Computer-assisted mandibular disarticulation was performed routinely after each study to permit direct viewing of the mandible or maxilla in isolation. Three-dimensional computed tomography is a useful technique for maxillofacial surgical planning.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1988;114:438-442)