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Fibrous dysplasia of right maxilla: A case report and review of literature

Kavita Rao, L Guruprasad, H S Uma Devi, N S Priya

Citation Information : Rao K, Guruprasad L, Uma Devi HS, Priya NS. Fibrous dysplasia of right maxilla: A case report and review of literature. CODS J Dent 2014; 6 (1):49-55.

DOI: 10.5005/cods-6-1-49

License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-06-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Fibrous dysplasia is one of the most perplexing diseases of the fibro-osseous tissue. It is considered as a hamartomatous lesion of the bone and comprises 70% of the fibro osseous lesions. It is a disease of bone maturation and remodeling in which the normal medulla and cortices are replaced by disorganized fibrous woven bone. It is important to distinguish this lesion from other fibro osseous lesions mainly ossifying fibroma.

Pathologists usually confront difficulties in evaluating these fibro osseous lesions sharing similarities and differences with regard to clinical presentation, radiographic observation and microscopic picture. Accurate diagnosis of these lesions is of utmost importance to achieve optimal therapeutic goals.

A case of Fibrous dysplasia of maxilla with clinical, radiographic and routine histopathologic examination, along with special stains and blood chemistry is discussed here.

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