:: Volume 4, Issue 4 (12-2014) ::
Iran J Ped Hematol Oncol 2014, 4(4): 172-177 Back to browse issues page
Dental Anomalies and Dental Age Assessment in Treated Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
L Khojastepour , S Zareifar , M Ebrahimi
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Background This cross sectional study was performed to evaluate dental ages and incidence of dental anomalies in children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Methods and materials A total of 25 ALL patient who passed at least 2 years of chemotherapy and 25 healthy sex and age matched children were evaluated. Dental age as well as dental anomalies in shape, size, number, and structure was recorded based on their panoramic radiographies which were taken for dental purposes. Results The number of dental anomalies significantly increased in ALL treated children. Seven ALL cases (28%) in compression to only one (4%) in control group had at least one dental anomaly. However, there was neither statistically significant differences between the mean of dental (p=0.32) and chronologic age (p=0.12) in both groups, nor between dental age of cases and control group (p=0.62).The age at the onset of treatment as well as treatment durations has not affected dental age and the incidence of dental anomalies significantly (p<0.05). Conclusion Chemotherapy in children results in emergence of dental anomaly. Dental age, maturity, and development process however seems to be independent from chemotherapy.
Keywords: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Dental anomalies, Dental age, Chemotherapy
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/12/20 | Accepted: 2014/12/20 | Published: 2014/12/20

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