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International journal of odontostomatology

On-line version ISSN 0718-381X

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ALVES, Nilton. Monostotic Craniofacial Fibrous Dysplasia: How Should it be Diagnosed?. Int. J. Odontostomat. [online]. 2013, vol.7, n.2, pp.221-224. ISSN 0718-381X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-381X2013000200010.

Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a rare benign pathology, generally asymptomatic affecting the bone tissue. Due to the gradual replacement of the bone tissue by amorphous connective tissue, aesthetic and functional bone alterations can occur. A review of the literature on FD is made and we report a clinical case of a 49-year-old woman presenting facial deformity as a result of the slow and progressive growth of the right maxillar. With this paper, we intend to offer a diagnostic sequence to establish the definitive diagnosis of monostotic FD, providing the basic principles for the proper management of patients suffering from this disease.

Keywords : monostotic fibrous dysplasia; maxillomandibular abnormalities; cone-beam computed tomography.

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