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COSTA, Eliana Dantas da et al. Monostotic fibrous dysplasia: a case report with cone-beam computed tomography findings. RGO, Rev. Gaúch. Odontol. [online]. 2017, vol.65, n.2, pp.180-184. ISSN 1981-8637.

Fibrous dysplasia is a benign fibrous-osseous lesion in which normal bone is replaced by fibrous connective tissue and immature bone, affecting only one (monostotic) or several bones (polyostotic) and mainly occurring in children and young adults. When present in facial bones, the maxilla is more frequently involved than the mandible, which can cause facial asymmetry in addition to dental complications. In the image exams, the main characteristic of fibrous dysplasia is its unpolished glass appearance. Computed tomography is the ideal method for evaluating this lesion and its relationship with adjacent structures. The use of conventional radiography, due to the overlapping of anatomical structures, makes it difficult to delineate the extension of the lesion. The present study is aimed at guiding dentist-surgeons on the main imaging characteristics of fibrous dysplasia by describing a case of a female 10-year-old patient presenting with this lesion in the maxilla.

Keywords : Cone-beam computed tomography; Fibrous dysplasia monostotic; Maxilla..

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