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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 100-104

Fibrous dysplasia of the maxilla - Report of two cases with review


1 Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai, India
2 Postgraduate Student, Dept. of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai, India
3 Professor and Head, Dept. of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai, India

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Senior Lecturer, No. 171, Medavakkam Main Road, Surendra Nagar, Adambakkam, Chennai - 600 088
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Fibrous dysplasia is a developmental tumor like condition that is characterized by replacement of normal bone by an excessive proliferation of cellular fibrous connective tissue intermixed with irregular bony trabeculae. Fibrous dysplasia of the jaw are believed to be benign, self-limiting, nonencapsulated mainly occurring in young subjects. Although, jaw lesions of fibrous dysplasias are usually monostotic, they may occasionally be part of a polyostotic process. Enlargement of the lesions is slow and insidious and persists until cessation of growth, even though in some cases it may continue into adulthood. Monostotic fibrous dysplasia of the maxilla is the most common site of involvement in the facial bones and accounts for approximately 70% of those with facial involvement. Computed tomography (CT) imaging study of the disease is useful for evaluation and treatment planning. We report, two cases with a slow growing swelling in left side of face.


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