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Cemento-osseous dysplasia-related jaw necrosis − A case report and literature review

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Tasnim Atiea, Marianne Henien, Chris Sproat, Selvam Thavaraj, Vinod Patel

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-67
Number of pages6
JournalDental Update
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Abstract

Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is most commonly related to medications such as anti-resorptives and anti-angiogenics or head and neck radiotherapy. However, in addition to these, alternative causes of ONJ have also been reported including; infection, chemical toxicity, trauma and vascular ischaemia, but this list is not exhaustive. It is well accepted that cemento-osseous dysplasia (COD) can increase the risk of infection, poor healing and osteomyelitis due to the reduced vascularity. However, necrotic and exposed COD has not been widely reported. This case report describes a patient with COD-related necrosis in the anterior mandible and hence provides an additional member to the ever growing list of potential predisposing factors for jaw necrosis

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