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Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2010 Oct;110(4):e75-8. doi: 10.1016/j.tripleo.2010.04.002. Epub 2010 Jul 31.

Oral focal mucinosis associated with cervical external root resorption: a case report.

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Department of Periodontology, School of Graduate Dentistry, Rambam Health Care Campus, and Technion, Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel. e_gabay@rambam.health.gov.il

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Oral focal mucinosis (OFM) and cervical external root resorption are both rare lesions with an unknown etiology. In this article we report on a rare occurrence of OFM associated with cervical external root resorption.

METHODS:

A 44-year-old female patient presented with sharp pain while drinking cold beverages and a firm localized gingival overgrowth adjacent to the buccal aspect of tooth #19. An excisional biopsy of the gingival lesion was taken and a deep cavity was found in the buccal aspect of the root. The cavity was restored with an amalgam filling.

RESULTS:

The histological findings were of a well-circumscribed lesion composed of myxomatous connective tissue, which contained numerous stellate-shaped fibroblasts. Based on the findings, a diagnosis of OFM was made.

CONCLUSION:

A rare case of OFM and cervical external root resorption occurring in the same site was described. A possible link between these 2 phenomena was hypothesized.

PMID:
20674412
DOI:
10.1016/j.tripleo.2010.04.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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