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Restor Dent Endod. 2013 Aug;38(3):160-6. doi: 10.5395/rde.2013.38.3.160. Epub 2013 Aug 23.

Misdiagnosis of florid cemento-osseous dysplasia leading to unnecessary root canal treatment: a case report.

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Yonsei University College of Dentistry, Seoul, Korea.


This case report demonstrates an unnecessary endodontic treatment of teeth with florid cemento-osseous dysplasia (FCOD) due to a misdiagnosis as periapical pathosis and emphasizes the importance of correct diagnosis to avoid unnecessary treatment. A 30-year-old woman was referred to our institution for apicoectomies of the mandibular left canine and both the lateral incisors. The periapical lesions associated with these teeth had failed to resolve after root canal treatment over a 3-year period. Radiographic examinations revealed multiple lesions on the right canine, the second premolar, and both first molars as well as the anterior region of the mandible. Based on clinical, radiographic and histological evaluations, the patient condition was diagnosed as FCOD. The patient has been monitored for 2 years. To avoid unnecessary invasive treatment, accurate diagnosis is essential before treatment is carried out in managing FCOD.


Diagnostic error; Florid cemento-osseous dysplasia (FCOD); Periapical disease; Root canal treatment

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