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Indian Journal of Forensic Odontology

Volume  8, Issue 1-2, Jan-Jun 2015, Pages 23-30


Case Report

Fibrous Dysplasia Involving the Right Maxilla: A Case Report and Review of Literature of the Radiographic Feature of Fibrous Dysplasia
Adhiraj Roy*, Shiva Prasad Shankarmurthy**, Ashok Lingappa***
Dept. of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka - 577004
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DOI: 10.21088/ijfo.0974.505X.81215.5


 Fibrous dysplasia is a common benign skeletal lesion that may involve one bone (monostotic) or multiple bones (polyostotic) and occurs throughout the skeleton with a predilection for the long bones, ribs, and craniofacial bones. The etiology of fibrous dysplasia has been linked to an activating mutation in the gene that encodes the alpha subunit of stimulatory G protein (Gsa) located at 20q13.2-13.3.  Most lesions are monostotic, asymptomatic, and identified incidentally and can be treated with clinical observation and patient education. Surgery is indicated for confirmatory biopsy, correction of deformity, prevention of pathologic fracture, and/or eradication of symptomatic lesions. The use of cortical grafts is preferred over cancellous grafts or bone-graft substitutes because of the superior physical qualities of remodeled cortical bone.

Keywords: Fibrous Dysplasia; Lichtenstein-Jaffe’s Disease; Maxillofacial; Mccune-Albright’s Disease; Osteodystrophia Fibrosa; Osteitis Fibrosa Disseminata; Monostotic Form; Polyostotic Form; Craniofacial Form; Cherubism

Corresponding Author : Adhiraj Roy*