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Congenital Vomer Agenesis: A Rare and Poorly Understood Condition Revealed by Cone Beam CT

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Department of Imaging and Informatics Sciences, Division of Radiology, University Hospital Geneva, University of Geneva, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
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Division of Oral Surgery and Implantology, School of Dental Medicine, University of Geneva, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
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Diagnostics 2018, 8(1), 15; https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics8010015
Received: 17 January 2018 / Revised: 31 January 2018 / Accepted: 6 February 2018 / Published: 10 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Medical Imaging)
Isolated 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
Keywords: vomer agenesis; cone-beam computed tomography; primary failure of tooth eruption vomer agenesis; cone-beam computed tomography; primary failure of tooth eruption
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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.

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