CBCT analysis of haller cells: relationship with accessory maxillary ostium and maxillary sinus pathologies.

Özcan İ., Göksel S., Çakır-Karabaş H., Ünsal G.

Oral radiology, vol.37, no.0, pp.502-506, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 0
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11282-020-00487-2
  • Journal Name: Oral radiology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.502-506
  • Keywords: Cone-beam computed tomography, Maxillary sinus, Haller&#8217, s cell, Maxillary sinusitis, PREVALENCE, CT
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives The purpose of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of Haller Cell (HC) in a group of the Turkish population and to evaluate its relationship with accessory maxillary ostium (AMO) in presence of maxillary sinusitis. Methods 621 CBCT images which were performed for various dental complaints between December 2015 and December 2017 were evaluated retrospectively. Presence of HC, AMO and maxillary sinus pathologies was analyzed. The Pearson's Chi-square test was used between the groups. Results The incidence of HC in our patients was 7.73%. 36 female and 12 male patients with HC were found; thus, the female:male ratio was 3:1 (p < 0.05). Among 1242 maxillary sinuses, 61maxillary sinuses have HC (4.9%) which makes 27.1% of the HC as unilateral cases. 307 of the 1242 maxillary sinus had AMO (24.7%). The relationship between the presence of AMO and maxillary sinus pathology was found significant (p < 0.05); however, the relationship between HC and maxillary sinus pathology was not significant (p > 0.05). Conclusion Although HC is a possible predisposal factor, it is not a determinant for maxillary sinus pathologies per se.