TY - JOUR A1 - , T1 - Retrospective comparison of cleftlip/palate patients and normalcontrols: cone beam computedtomograph imaging of foramen Husckhe morphology JO - Eur. J. Anat. SN - 1136-4890 Y1 - 2020 VL - 24 SP - 31 EP - 35 UR - http://www.eurjanat.com/web/paper.php?id=190411sd KW - Foramen tympanicum Foramen Huschke Cone beam computed tomography N2 - The foramen tympanicum, also known as the foramen of Huschke (FH), is a permanent anatomi-cal variation situated in the anteroinferior section of the external auditory canal, posteromedial to the temporomandibular joint. The aim of the study is to determine the prevalence of the FH in Cleft Lip and Palate (CL/P) patients, compared to healthy indi-viduals by using Cone Beam Computed Tomogra-phy (CBCT) data. We retrospectively analyzed the CBCT images of 272 individuals, who had been referred to our Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology clinic various reasons. For comparison, 226 ran-domly selected healthy individuals and 46 CL/P patients (35 unilateral and 11 bilateral) were evalu-ated. FH in 35 (12.9%) of the 272 individuals; 26 of them healthy individuals, 9 of them CL/P patients. The FH was higher in patients with CL/P (19.6%) than healthy individuals (11.5%). Clinicians should be aware of the variability of TME and especially the FH in the ear region when radiographically ex-amining these sites prior to CL/P surgery to pre-vent postoperative reconstruction and complica-tions. Moreover, to evaluate these anatomical vari-ations, CBCT ER -