The bite force and craniofacial morphology in patients with acromegaly: A pilot study


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KARAKIŞ D. , Aktas-Yilmaz B., DOĞAN A. , YETKİN İ. , Bek B.

MEDICINA ORAL PATOLOGIA ORAL Y CIRUGIA BUCAL, vol.19, no.1, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.4317/medoral.18984
  • Title of Journal : MEDICINA ORAL PATOLOGIA ORAL Y CIRUGIA BUCAL

Abstract

Objectives: Acromegaly is a metabolic disorder caused by increased growth hormone secretion. As a consequence of acromegaly some typical craniofacial morphology changes appear. This pilot study was conducted to compare the bite force and the characteristic size and shape of the craniofacial components of acromegalic patients with the healthy Turkish individuals. In additon, the correlations between bite force and craniofacial morphology of patients with acromegaly and control individuals were evaluated.