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Brazilian Dental Journal

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GONCALVES, Marcelo et al. Clinical, radiographic, biochemical and histological findings of florid cemento-osseous dysplasia and report of a case. Braz. Dent. J. [online]. 2005, vol.16, n.3, pp.247-250. ISSN 0103-6440.

Florid cemento-osseous dysplasia has been described as a condition that characteristically affects the jaws of middle-aged black women. It usually manifests as multiple radiopaque cementum-like masses distributed throughout the jaws. This condition has also been classified as gigantiform cementoma, chronic sclerosing osteomyelitis, sclerosing osteitis, multiple estenosis and sclerotic cemental masses. The authors present a case of an uncomplicated florid cemento-osseous dysplasia in a 48-year-old black woman. Multiple sclerotic masses with radiolucent border in the mandible were identified radiographically. Histopathologic findings revealed formation of calcified dense sclerotic masses similar to cementum. All clinical, radiographic, biochemical and histological features were suggestive of the diagnosis of florid cemento-osseous dysplasia.

Keywords : florid cemento-osseous dysplasia; florid osseous dysplasia; fibro-osseous lesions.

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