Focal cemento-osseous dysplasia of mandible.

Fırat R. D.

BMJ Case Rep., vol.3, pp.1-4, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: BMJ Case Rep.
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-4
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Fibro-osseous lesions are disturbances in bone metabolism in which normal bone is replaced by a connective tissue matrix that then gradually develops into cemento-osseous tissue. Typically, the lesion is asymptomatic and is detected on routine radiographic examination. Radiologically, this lesion has three stages of maturation: pure radiolucent, radiopaque/mixed radiolucent, and radiopaque appearance. During these stages the lesion can be misdiagnosed. In this case report a 69-year- old patient with a a complaint of painless swelling of the left mandibular molar and premolar area is presented along with a review of the differential diagnoses considered in order to reach a final diagnosis of focal cemento-osseous dysplasia.