Türk Toplumundaki Cartilago Triticea Prevalansının Belirlenmesi
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In this study, prevalence of triticeous cartilage is invastigated retrospectively by using CT (computed tomography) images in Turkish population. In our study, 368 women, 378 men, totally 746 patients who had CT angiography examination were evaluated. Presence and morphological properties of triticeous cartilage were examined and compared between genders. According to our results, 68.1% of patients has at least one triticeous cartilage. Prevalence of triticeous cartilage in men is higher than women in Turkish population and this result is statistically significant. Additionaly, men have bigger size of tiritceous cartilage than women according to morphological measurements such as lenght, width and volume. The most common observed shape of triticeous cartilage in Turkish population is oval-shape with 42.5% ratio and the less common observed shape of triticeous cartilage is tear-shape, 2.8%. As a result of evaluation of ossification degree, we demonstrate that 29.3% of patients have cartilaginous triticeous, 17% of patients have mild triticeous ossification, 26.7% of patients have moderate triticeous ossification and 27% of patients have marked triticeous ossification. Negative but statistically significant correlation between age and ossification degree is identified. Comparing ossification degree and gender is not statistically significant.