[Oradlist] Differential Diagnosis for mandibularossifications/calcifications
johan.aps at UGent.be
Wed Dec 15 10:02:46 PST 2010
The first that comes to my mind is periapical osseous dysplasia, though the
age of the patient is not typical.
On the other hand, in the late stage of the lesion, a radiopaque mass is
seen with a thin radiolucent line...just like the image you sent.
Kind regards from Belgium,
Prof. Dr. Johan K.M. Aps
(DDS, MSc Paed. Dent. & Special Care, MSc DMFR (King's College London, UK),
Head of Dental & Maxillofacial Radiology
Coordinator Postgraduate Teaching in Dentistry Ghent University
(accreditation system Belgium)
Senior Clinical Consultant Ghent University Hospital, Dental School
UZG, P8, Dental School, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Gent, Belgium
tel; + 32 9 332 5102
fax; +32 9 332 3851
secretary; +32 9 332 3857
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From: "Ramesh, Aruna" <Aruna.Ramesh at tufts.edu>
To: <oradlist at lists.ucla.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 9:40 PM
Subject: [Oradlist] Differential Diagnosis for
This case was referred to our oral path department for a consult, and sent
to me by them.
This panoramic is of a 24 year old asymptomatic female involved in a MVA two
weeks ago, with some soft tissue injuries but no facial bone fractures. The
radiopacities in the anterior mandible and very thick inferior cortex of the
mandible were incidental findings. She denies any history/clinical
My thoughts: idiopathic osteosclerotic islands/enostoses/osteomas as the
patient does not report any existing diagnosis. However as many of the
cortical osseous landmarks, like external oblique ridge, zygomatic process
of maxilla, posterior Wall of the maxillary sinus, inferior mandibular
cortex, all show thicker than typical borders, hypercorticalis generalisata
is a possibility, if the same features are present in rest of the skeleton.
Craniofacial fibrous dysplasia, juvenile pagets would not be included, as
these areas are focal with defined borders, no teeth displacement or other
effects in the trabecular bone noted.
In the absence of any clinical symptoms, I am unsure if prescribing a CBCT
scan would help in any way, other than help us better characterize these
I would appreciate your thoughts/input.
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
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