The Applications of Stereology in Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine
International Journal of Clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume 6, Issue 1, June 2020, Pages: 7-11
Received: Feb. 14, 2020; Accepted: Feb. 26, 2020; Published: Mar. 24, 2020
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Lijuan Zhao, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Stomatological Hospital of Yantai Affiliated to Binzhou Medical College, Yantai, China
Zhong Hao Liu, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Stomatological Hospital of Yantai Affiliated to Binzhou Medical College, Yantai, China
Peng Sun, Department of Orthodontics, Stomatological Hospital of Yantai Affiliated to Binzhou Medical College, Yantai, China
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Purpose: To provide information for the further application of the quantitative research in oral and maxillofacial medicine. Methods: Reviewed the literatures related to the applications of quantitative stereology in the subdisciplines of the oral and maxillofacial medicine and other medical specialty both in China and in other countries since 1970s. Results: Stereological method as a kind of unbiased mathematical method, can accurately calculate the volume of a specific object, region, length, surface area, etc. As an interdisciplinary science, stereology is closely linked with very more other disciplines. While compared with other medical specialty, there are much deficiencies, such as narrow range of application, less stereological parameter relative, to be improved in the applications of quantitative stereological technique in oral and maxillofacial medicine. Conclusion: Currently stereological theory and method have not yet been well applied in oral and maxillofacial medical research. In the future research, it should expand quantitative stereological method in the application of oral and maxillofacial medical, and exert the advantages of stereology and further explore new stereological parameters, pay attention to the joint application of a variety of parameters.
Stereology, Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Anatomy
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Lijuan Zhao, Zhong Hao Liu, Peng Sun, The Applications of Stereology in Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine, International Journal of Clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2020, pp. 7-11. doi: 10.11648/j.ijcoms.20200601.12
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