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Abdal K, Yari A, Bonyadi M, Shafiei E. Predictive Role of Ectopic Calcifications on Digital Panoramic Radiographs in the West of Iran. J Res Dent Maxillofac Sci 2024; 9 (1) :43-48
URL: http://jrdms.dentaliau.ac.ir/article-1-435-en.html
1- Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Faculty of Dentistry, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran
2- Faculty of Dentistry, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran
3- Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, Ilam University of Medical Sciences,Ilam,Iran
4- Clinical Research Development Unit, Ayatollah Taleghani Hospital, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran , shafiei-e@medilam.ac.ir
Abstract:   (505 Views)
Background and Aim: Although soft tissue calcifications are relatively common and are commonly seen on panoramic radiographs, few studies have reported their causes. Therefore, the present study was conducted to investigate the relationship between systemic diseases and ectopic calcifications.
Materials and Methods: In this descriptive study, the study population included patients referred to the Radiology Department of two specialized dental clinics in Ilam and Kermanshah cities from 2020-2021. A total of 1000 participants were voluntarily examined. The collected data were analyzed using the correlation and logistic regression tests. 
Results: The prevalence of calcifications was 39.4% in Ilam and 27.6% in Kermanshah. Also, the results showed that there was a significant relationship between systemic diseases and calcifications (P<0.05). The correlation coefficient between systemic diseases and calcifications was r=0.76 (P=0.02) in Ilam, and r=0.84 (P=0.00) in Kermanshah. Age and sex could not predict calcifications (P>0.05).
Conclusion: Based on the findings, calcifications on panoramic radiographs may serve as a predictor for presence of systemic diseases.
 
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