Year : 2017  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 114-117

Florid expansile cemento-osseous dysplasia of the jaws: Cone beam computed tomography study and review of the literature

1 Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Newark, NJ, USA
2 Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, Department of Oral Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Dr. Steven R Singer
Room D-885A, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, 110 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ
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DOI: 10.4103/jofs.jofs_82_17

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An interesting case of florid expansile cemento-osseous dysplasia (FECOD) of the maxilla and mandible in a 36-year-old female is being presented. The patient presented for consultation for orthognathic surgery and was unaware of these lesions. Upon clinical and radiographic examination, including cone beam computed tomography, massive cemento-osseous lesions in all quadrants were observed. The radiographic appearance of the lesions was consistent with cemento-osseous dysplasia (COD), the key difference being extreme expansion. Expansion, although not a new phenomenon, is present in all quadrants. These radiographic features suggest a variation of florid cemento-osseous dysplasia and is more aptly termed FECOD. This name is proposed for its diagnostic relevance based on the radiographic features. As with similar CODs, unless the lesions are disfiguring, conservative management is the preferred approach. Biopsy was not indicated unless there are additional associated complications. A detailed review of the pertinent literature was undertaken.

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