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Orthodontics (Chic.). 2013;14(1):e150-5. doi: 10.11607/ortho.947.

Osteogenesis imperfecta and pneumatization of bone-- a hidden reality.

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  • 1Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, India. dreetyjain@gmail.com

Abstract

Osteogenesis imperfecta is a bone disorder in which three factors that influence bone strength (quality, mass, and geometry of osseous tissue) are affected. Pneumatization refers to the development of air-filled cavities inside the bone. Knowledge about these air-filled cavities provides valuable information for understanding the diagnosis and spread of various pathologic entities like hemangiomas, giant cell tumors, eosinophilic granulomas, and even metastatic tumor deposits. This paper presents a case in which radiologic, clinical, biochemical, and karyotypic evaluations lead to a diagnosis of osteogenesis imperfecta.

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