Diagnostic validity of periapical radiography and CBCT for assessing periapical lesions that persist after endodontic surgery.

@article{Kruse2017DiagnosticVO,
  title={Diagnostic validity of periapical radiography and CBCT for assessing periapical lesions that persist after endodontic surgery.},
  author={C Kruse and Rubens Spin-Neto and Jesper Reibel and Ann Wenzel and Lise-Lotte Kirkevang},
  journal={Dento maxillo facial radiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={46 7},
  pages={
          20170210
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Traditionally, healing after surgical endodontic retreatment (SER); i.e. apicectomy with or without a retrograde filling, is assessed in periapical radiographs (PR). Recently, the use of cone beam CT (CBCT) has increased within endodontics. Generally, CBCT detects more periapical lesions than PR, but basic research on the true nature of these lesions is missing. The objective was to assess the diagnostic validity of PR and CBCT for determining inflammation in SER cases that were re… CONTINUE READING