Congenital Vomer Agenesis: A Rare and Poorly Understood Condition Revealed by Cone Beam CT
AbstractIsolated congenital vomer agenesis is a very rare and poorly understood condition. In the context of dental work-up by cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), the explored volume of the facial bones occasionally reveals incidental abnormalities. We report the case of a 13-year old Caucasian female who underwent CBCT for the pre-treatment evaluation of primary failure of tooth eruption affecting the permanent right upper and inferior molars. CBCT depicted a large defect of the postero-inferior part of the nasal septum without associated soft tissue abnormality and without cranio-facial malformation or cleft palate. In the absence of a history of trauma, chronic inflammatory sinonasal disease, neoplasia and drug abuse, a posterior nasal septum defect warrants the diagnosis of vomer agenesis. A discussion of this condition and of salient CBCT features is provided. View Full-Text
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Yan, D.J.; Lenoir, V.; Chatelain, S.; Stefanelli, S.; Becker, M. Congenital Vomer Agenesis: A Rare and Poorly Understood Condition Revealed by Cone Beam CT. Diagnostics 2018, 8, 15.
Yan DJ, Lenoir V, Chatelain S, Stefanelli S, Becker M. Congenital Vomer Agenesis: A Rare and Poorly Understood Condition Revealed by Cone Beam CT. Diagnostics. 2018; 8(1):15.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yan, David J.; Lenoir, Vincent; Chatelain, Sibylle; Stefanelli, Salvatore; Becker, Minerva. 2018. "Congenital Vomer Agenesis: A Rare and Poorly Understood Condition Revealed by Cone Beam CT." Diagnostics 8, no. 1: 15.
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