Are patients who are exposed to dental x-rays at an increased risk for meningioma?

A recently published study in the journal Cancer found an etiological link between patients diagnosed with  meningioma and previous exposure to bitewing, full-mouth or panorex x-rays.

News of these findings have gone viral.  For example, a Google search using the terms dental xrays meningioma produced over 100,000 results.

For information on this study, we encourage you to consult reliable sources, such as the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus.  You might also read statements released by organizations such as the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Finally, here is a list of previously published studies on this topic.

 

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