Prevalence of Haller’s Cells in OPG and Its Clinical Correlation: A Retrospective Study
INTRODUCTION: Haller’s cells arise with the pneumatization of the lateral crus. Although Haller’s cells are anatomical variations in the development of the nose and paranasal sinuses, they are found responsible for the patient’s symptoms and are thus clinically significant. AIM: The purpose of the present study is to emphasize the appearance of Haller’s cells on panoramic radiographs and their clinical correlation. MATERIALS AND METHOD: OPG scans of 700 subjects of either gender in the age range of 16 to 60 years were evaluated for the presence of Haller’s cells and retrospectively patient’s clinical features were seen. Gender, age, and clinical relevance were observed. A Chi-square test was used to evaluate the prevalence of Haller’s cell in panoramic radiograph (OPG), its occurrence in males and females, and its clinical correlation. The software used for statistical analysis was SPSS version 21.0 and the p-value, of less than 0.05 was considered significant. RESULTS: Haller’s cells were detected in 95 scans of 700 OPGs, the overall prevalence of Haller’s cells was 13.5 % with an overall p-value less than 0.05 rendering it significant. Of the 95 cases with Haller’s cells, 55 (57.89%) were in males and 40 (42.10%) were found in females. The p-value was 0.32 (> 0.05) rendering it non-significant. CONCLUSION: . More prospective analysis with thorough medical history and examination, with the larger group of the population, might further confirm the appearance of Haller’s cells on panoramic radiographs.
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