Morphometry of the palate and pharyngeal airway- A computed tomographic study

Arvind Kumar Pandey, Sushma R. Kotian, Ravikanti Krishna, Anne D. Souza, Sandeep Kumar

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Background: The morphometry of the palate and pharyngeal airway has a crucial role in the development of disorders like apnea. Therefore the present study aims to explore the shape and dimensions of the palate and the pharyngeal airway. Materials and Methods: The study was carried out on normal sagittal and axial sections of head and neck in 100 CT images. Results: The average length of the hard and soft palates measured 4.49±0.38 and 3.44±0.61cm respectively. The anteroposterior dimension of the soft palate was 0.90±0.33 cm. The velopalatine angle measured 130.23±9.98°. The luminal areas were 4.59±1.81, 2.058±1.09 and 2.99±1.08 cm in naso, oro and laryngo pharynx respectively. The soft palate showed varied shapes which were classified as a straight line, leaf-like, rat-tail, distorted S, crooked and butt like. Conclusion: The present study attempts to provide a normal database to understand the anatomy of the soft palate and pharyngeal airways.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6
JournalOnline Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Volume16
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2017

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Pandey, Arvind Kumar ; Kotian, Sushma R. ; Krishna, Ravikanti ; Souza, Anne D. ; Kumar, Sandeep. / Morphometry of the palate and pharyngeal airway- A computed tomographic study. In: Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences. 2017 ; Vol. 16, No. 3.
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Morphometry of the palate and pharyngeal airway- A computed tomographic study. / Pandey, Arvind Kumar; Kotian, Sushma R.; Krishna, Ravikanti; Souza, Anne D.; Kumar, Sandeep.

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