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Analysis of Cortical and Mandibular Trabeculae Quality with β-crosslaps Levels in Postmenopausal Women Using Cone-beam Computed Tomography

Azhari Azhari, Silviana F Diba, Anak AIA Feranasari, Ria N Firman, Farina Pramanik

Keywords : β-crosslaps, Bone quality, Cone-beam computed tomography, Postmenopausal women

Citation Information : Azhari A, Diba SF, Feranasari AA, Firman RN, Pramanik F. Analysis of Cortical and Mandibular Trabeculae Quality with β-crosslaps Levels in Postmenopausal Women Using Cone-beam Computed Tomography. World J Dent 2020; 11 (2):95-98.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1704

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-07-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Aim: This study aimed to assess the correlation between cortical and mandibular trabeculae quality with beta-crosslaps (β-CTx) levels in postmenopausal women. Materials and methods: This study analyzed both sites of cortical and trabecular mandibular below mental foramen obtained from 17 cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) radiographs of postmenopausal women. The cortical parameters measured consisted of computed tomography index superior (CTI-S), computed tomography index inferior (CTI-I), and computed tomography mental index (CTMI); while the trabecular parameters consisted of bone volume fraction (BV/TV), trabecular thickness (Tb.Th), and trabecular space (Tb.Sp). The β-CTx level was examined, and then the results were correlated with the three parameters, each from both cortical and trabecular bones. Results: Both trabecular (r = 0.477; p = 0.049) and cortical (r = 0.411; p = 0.038) parameters had positive and significant correlations (p < 0.05) toward the β-CTx levels. Conclusion: Cone-beam computed tomography was able to assess cortical bone and mandibular trabeculae quality, which was correlated with the β-CTx level of postmenopausal women. Clinical significance: This study can be used as a consideration in detecting the decreased quality of the trabecular and cortical mandibular bones in postmenopausal women using CBCT and the β-CTx level before the severity occur.

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