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Correlation between carotid area calcifications and periodontitis: a retrospective study of digital panoramic radiographic findings in pretreatment cancer patients.

Authors
  • Beckstrom, Brice W
  • Horsley, Scott H
  • Scheetz, James P
  • Khan, Zafrulla
  • Silveira, Anibal M
  • Clark, Stephen J
  • Greenwell, Henry
  • Farman, Allan G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology and Endodontology
Publisher
Elsevier - Mosby
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2007
Volume
103
Issue
3
Pages
359–366
Identifiers
PMID: 17145189
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Nearly 1 in 4 subjects in this study evidenced calcifications projected in the carotid bifurcation region. The finding of such calcifications was significantly related to the calculated percentage of alveolar bone loss.

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