A New Horizontal Plane of the Head

Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences

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Title A New Horizontal Plane of the Head
Creator El Kattan, Ehab
El Kattan, Mohamed
Elhiny, Omnia A.
Subject Cephalometrics
Frankfurt Horizontal
True vertical
Natural head position
Description AIM: This study aimed to attempt to introduce a new extracranial horizontal plane of the head (K plane that extends from SN to SAE bilaterally) that could act as a substitute to the Frankfurt horizontal intracranial reference plane; both clinically and radiographically.MATERIAL AND METHODS: The new K plane depended on three points of the head. The first was the soft tissue nasion (NS) on the interpupillary line when the subject looked forward at a distant point at eye level. The other two points were the superior attachments of the ears (SAE).RESULTS: The student “t†test comparing mean values of K/V and FH/V was not significant; -0.21.  The coefficient of correlation between different variables was highly positively significant (r = 0.98 with probability = 0.001).CONCLUSION: Within the limitations of this prospective study, the new K plane was found to be both reliable and reproducible. It can be used as a reliable reference plane instead of Frankfort horizontal plane both clinically and radiographically; as it is an accurate tool for head orientation in the natural head position.
Publisher Scientific Foundation SPIROSKI, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Date 2018-05-19
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
The new K plane depended on three points of the head.
Format application/pdf
Identifier https://www.id-press.eu/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2018.172
Source Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences; Vol. 6 No. 5 (2018): May 20 (OAMJMS); 767-771
Language eng
Relation https://www.id-press.eu/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2018.172/2103

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