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External cervical resorption-part 1: histopathology, distribution and presentation

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S. Patel, A. M. Mavridou, P. Lambrechts, N. Saberi

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1205-1223
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Endodontic Journal
Issue number11
Published1 Nov 2018

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External cervical resorption (ECR) is the loss of dental hard tissue as a result of odontoclastic action. It is a dynamic process that involves periodontal, dental and in later stages pulpal tissues. Over the last two decades, ECR has attracted increased interest; this is in part due to novel micro-CT and histopathological techniques for its assessment and also improved radiographic detection using CBCT. This literature review will cover the aetiology, potential predisposing factors, histopathology and diagnosis of ECR. Part 2 will cover the management of ECR.

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