THE IMPORTANCE OF IMMUNOLOGICAL FINDINGS IN THE IDENTIFICATION OF HEAD AND NECK PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES: A LITERATURE REVIEW
Introduction: Radiography serve as an aid for professional and is a primary factor in obtaining more accurate diagnoses, as well as immunological findings diagnosing diseases early. Objective: Given the importance of these tests, this paper aims to analyze the importance of imaging findings in the identification of pathological changes of the head and neck. Methodology: For this, a literature review based on literature by consulting the scientific articles selected by searching the PubMed database was performed, Lilacs and Bireme, besides the assets of the College Northeast Independent Library. Being selected 26 articles, of the last 15 years that had relation with the subject approached. Discussion: Dentists should have an overview of the maxillofacial structures, and to identify changes not directly related to dentistry, which further enhances its utility and indication for other operating areas. Conclusion: This professional has the ability to identify changes to the head-neck complex views on radiographs and the duty to refer these patients to a specific medical treatment preventing possible complications.
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Journal of Research in Dentistry, University of Southern of Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina, ISSN 2317-5907
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