Rieko Asaumi

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We investigated the lingual foramina and their bony canals in the median region of the mandible using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). Sixty-eight dry Japanese mandibles were studied. The mandibles were set parallel to the inferior mandibular plane, and CBCT images of the medial region were obtained. The lingual foramina in the medial region (MLFs)(More)
The retromolar foramen (RMF) is an anatomical structure on the alveolar surface of the retromolar area. This foramen runs consecutive to the retromolar canal (RMC), which diverges from the mandibular canal. It is important to confirm the RMF and canal locations prior to surgical procedures, such as extraction of an impacted molar and bone harvesting as a(More)
To determine the width and morphology of the mandible in the impacted third molar region, and to identify the location of the mandibular canal prior to planning impacted third molar operations. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) data of 87 mandibular third molars from 62 Japanese patients were analyzed in this study. The width of the lingual cortical bone(More)
We observed the location of the posterior superior alveolar artery (PSAA) and nerve at the macroscopic level between the maxillary sinus (MS) and surrounding bone of the anterior region of the maxilla. This study was completed using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging of 19 human cadavers with 38 sides of Japanese origin (ranging in age from 59-94(More)
The mandibular ramus is regarded as a relatively safe zone for a sagittal splitting osteotomy or for harvesting bone during implant treatment. The only important anatomical structure is the mandibular canal. The mandible has some anatomical variants that need to be recognized, such as a bifid mandibular canal, a retromolar canal, and rarely a temporal crest(More)
The shape of the anterior region of the maxilla is critical when planning implant treatment. The purpose of the present study was to assess the typical morphology of the incisive canal and surrounding bone. In total, 70 maxillae of Japanese dry skulls were used after being divided into dentate and edentulous groups. Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT)(More)
The formation of the maxillary sinus (MS) is tied to the maturation of the craniofacial bones during development. The MS and surrounding bone matrices in Japanese foetal specimens were inspected using cone beam computed tomography relative to the nasal cavity (NC) and the surrounding bones, including the palatine bone, maxillary process, inferior nasal(More)
The maxillary sinus (MS) in the maxilla bone is located near the orbit, the nasal cavity and the oral cavity; however, the positioning of the constituent bones is complex. The posterior superior alveolar branches of the maxillary artery and nerve are distributed in the lateral wall of the MS. The courses of these blood vessels and nerves are restricted by(More)
The discomallear ligament (DML) runs through a narrow space of bony petrotympanic fissure, which joins the articular disc of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the malleus in the tympanic cavity. Previous report suggest that an anatomical feature gives rise to TMJ pain and dysfunction. Recently, the movement of the malleus caused by hypertension on the(More)
The condylar process is the most common site of mandibular fracture; however, the biomechanics of this site are not well understood. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a marker for vasculogenesis and the formation of bone. Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is also a biochemical marker of bone formation. To better understand the biomechanics of the(More)