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Imaging Sci Dent. 2011 Mar;41(1):23-28. English. Original Article.
Sontakke SA , Karjodkar FR , Umarji HR .
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai, India.
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai, India.

PURPOSE: This study was to find the computed tomographic features of fibrous dysplasia of the maxillofacial region. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All eight cases included in the study reported either to Government Dental College and Hospital or Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai between 2003 and 2009. The patients were prescribed computed tomogram in addition to conventional radiographs of maxillofacial region which were studied for characteristic features of fibrous dysplasia. The diagnosis of fibrous dysplasia was confirmed by histopathological report. RESULTS: All cases showed the ill-defined margins of lesions except in the region where the lesions were extending to cortex of the involved bone. Internal structure of all cases showed ground glass appearance. Four cases of maxillary lesion showed the displacement of maxillary sinus maintaining the shape of maxillary sinus. Two cases showed complete obliteration of maxillary sinus. Displacement of inferior alveolar canal did not follow any typical pattern in any of the cases but was displaced in different directions. CONCLUSION: The craniofacial type of fibrous dysplasia is as common as fibrous dysplasia of jaw. The margins, extent, internal structure and effect on surrounding structure are well detected on computed tomographic images.

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