2017, Vol. 3 Issue 4, Part D
Dense bony islands of the maxillofacial region: A radiological study
AUTHOR(S): Lalitha Chintala, Bhavya B, YC Chaitanya, P Vinil Chaitanya, D Mamatha and G Sathwik
ABSTRACT:Aims: To determine the prevalence of dense bony islands in the jaw by radiographic evaluation and to investigate the relationship between the findings in relation to age, gender, and localization. Methods and Material:The study included 2305 panoramic radiographs obtained from the patients whose ages ranged from 10 to 89 and who visited the Department of Oral medicine and Radiology in the Malla Reddy institute of dental sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana over a period of 1 year. Results: Of 2,305 patients, 72 patients (3.12) had DBI. The prevalence obtained in our study was in the range reported in the literature. DBI was detected more often in mandible rather than the maxilla. In addition, mandibular molar localization was the most common localization, and most of the lesions were associated with root apices. Conclusion: DBI can be defined as developmental variations of normal bony architecture, which are unrelated to local stimuli. The lesions can arise at any age, any location with no sex predilection, and DBI usually requires no treatment other than diagnosis. In addition, it is important to recognize this anomaly, evaluate radiographs carefully and distinguish it from other bone variations such as primary or metastatic tumours, which is much more significant clinically in dental examinations.
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Lalitha Chintala, Bhavya B, YC Chaitanya, P Vinil Chaitanya, D Mamatha, G Sathwik. Dense bony islands of the maxillofacial region: A radiological study. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2017;3(4):258-260.