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J Oral Maxillofac Res. 2014 Jan 1;4(4):e4. doi: 10.5037/jomr.2013.4404. eCollection 2013 Oct.

Findings of florid cemento-osseous dysplasia: a report of three cases.

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1
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul University, Istanbul Turkey.
2
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul University, Istanbul Turkey.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Florid cemento-osseous dysplasia (FCOD) is a benign jaw lesion originating from periodontal ligament tissues usually asymptomatic and diagnosed accidentally at routine dental radiographic examination. The purpose of this paper is to report three cases diagnosed as FCOD with their clinical, radiographic and histological findings.

METHODS:

Radiologic and clinical symptoms of three cases diagnosed as FCOD are presented. Serum alkaline phosphatase test and biopsy taken from two of the patients are discussed to eliminate the Paget's disease.

RESULTS:

Three patients diagnosed as FCOD and called for routine follow-up. Because of no sign of infection or osteomyelitis, conservative treatment was applied.

CONCLUSIONS:

Radiographic examination is significant for the diagnosis of florid cemento-osseous dysplasia, especially in the asymptomatic cases. The roles of the dentist are to ensure the follow-up of the diagnosed patients and to take the necessary measures for preventing from the infections.

KEYWORDS:

bone diseases.; lorid cemento-osseous dysplasia; panoramic radiography

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