CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Dental Journal of Advance Studies 2019; 07(03): 128-130
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-3400342
Case Report
by Bhojia Dental College and Hospital affiliated to Himachal Pradesh University

Florid Cemento-Osseous Dysplasia Masquerading as Osteomyelitis: An Exceptional Case Report in an Indian Female

Harveen Kaur
1  Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Dr Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
Deepa Jatti Patil
2  Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, KM Shah Dental College & Hospital, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
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Publication Date:
26 November 2019 (online)



Florid cemento-osseous dysplasia consists of a group of fibro-osseous lesions with multiquadrant involvement, generally seen in the tooth-bearing portions of the mandible. These lesions are most common in middle-aged black women and rare in the Indian population, with only five cases been documented in the international literature in the Indian population. This manuscript presents a case of a 60-year-old female patient, who presented with a history of nonhealing extraction socket for 2 years and on examination demonstrated ulcerated alveolar mucosa with exposed necrotic bone. Panoramic and computed tomography images revealed multiple homogenous radio-opacities throughout the jaws. The lesion was diagnosed as florid cemento-osseous dysplasia on the basis of clinical and radiologic examination. The patient was prescribed antibiotics with iodoform dressings and proper oral hygiene maintenance.