What Are We Missing From Asymmetric Relationship Between the Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness Profiles and Sphenoid Sinus Volume?

Findik H., Kanat A., Celiker F., Celiker M., Beyazal M., Ozdemir B., ...More

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.31, no.2, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0000000000005909
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose/Aim of the Study:Detailed analysis of retinal structure such as the retinal nerve fiber layer can be performed by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT). There are no published studies concerning a relationship between retinal nerve fiber layer and human sphenoid sinus volumes. We investigated this relationship.Material and Methods:Spectral-domain OCT. The peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness and sphenoid sinus volume estimation of both sides of sex-matched patients were retrospectively analyzed.Results:The mean RNFL thicknesses at the left side (91.8 mu m) were significantly smaller than the right side (94.5 mu m) (P=0.040). However, the mean left sinus volume (44.5cm(3)) is larger than the right side, (34.5mm(3)) (P<0.005). Left and right differences of both parameters are statistically significant (P<0.05).Conclusion:There is a negative correlation between mean RNFL thicknesses and mean sinus volumes. To our knowledge, this article is the first report demonstrating the asymmetry relationship between RNFL and sphenoid sinus volumes.