Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran.

2 Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran.

Abstract

Objective-  To provide a reference anatomy of the paranasal sinuses of the goat by using computed tomographic modality.
Design- Experimented study.  
Animals- Five male Rayini goats.  
Procedures- CT images were acquired from the head region perpendicular to the hard palate. CT windows were adjusted as necessary to obtain the optimal image for the paranasal sinuses. The images were studied serially and compared anatomically with two dissected head and intact goat skulls.
Results- Maxillary, frontal, palatine, lacrimal and conchal sinuses were identified and labeled according to cheek teeth as landmarks.
Conclusion and Clinical Relevance- The results of this study can help better understanding of paranasal sinuses position and their communications in a live animal.

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