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VOLUME 14 , ISSUE 4 ( July-August, 2013 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Sound Waves for Unsound Entities: An Electronic Search Study to Evaluate the Diagnostic Efficacy of Ultrasonography in Cysts and Tumors of Maxillofacial Region

GA Raviraj, DD Darshan, Girish Katti, NS Manikantan, AD Manoj Kumar, Dhanya Balakrishnan

Citation Information : Raviraj G, Darshan D, Katti G, Manikantan N, Kumar AM, Balakrishnan D. Sound Waves for Unsound Entities: An Electronic Search Study to Evaluate the Diagnostic Efficacy of Ultrasonography in Cysts and Tumors of Maxillofacial Region. J Contemp Dent Pract 2013; 14 (4):586-589.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1368

Published Online: 01-08-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objective

The purpose of this electronic search study was to evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of ultrasonography in cysts and tumors of maxillofacial region.

Materials and methods

An electronic search was performed for articles published from January 1989 to august 2009.

Results

Only 30 publications were searched and 22 publications showed high level of evidence (4 review articles, 12 clinical studies, 2 case reports, 1 quantitative analysis, 2 research articles and 1 preliminary report) with total of more than 2000 patients.

Conclusion

Ultrasonography is a noninvasive, low cost procedure, and recommended as a complimentary imaging modality.

How to cite this article

Darshan DD, Katti G, Raviraj GA, Manikantan NS, Kumar ADM, Balakrishnan D. Sound Waves for Unsound Entities: An Electronic Search Study to Evaluate the Diagnostic Efficacy of Ultrasonography in Cysts and Tumors of Maxillofacial Region. J Contemp Dent Pract 2013; 14(4):586-589.


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