Objective Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a benign bone disorder in facial bones. This study evaluates the possibility of diagnosing fibrous dysplasia on imaging alone, without biopsy of the lesion, which is often burdensome for the patient. Materials and Methods The authors bring their experience of four cases of bone lesions of the maxillofacial region and present a review of published studies. The imaging techniques evaluated are computed tomography (CT) andmagnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with and without contrast. Results The literature review demonstrates that it is impossible to make diagnosis of fibrous dysplasia exclusively by imaging. Radiographic images often show a groundglass appearance, which is characteristic but not pathognomonic of fibrous dysplasia. Conclusion Although CT and MRI images may in many cases suggest a diagnosis of fibrous dysplasia, histological examination or follow-up imaging should follow.

ObjectiveFibrous dysplasia (FD) is a benign bone disorder in facial bones. This study evaluates the possibility of diagnosing fibrous dysplasia on imaging alone, without biopsy of the lesion, which is often burdensome for the patient. Materials and MethodsThe authors bring their experience of four cases of bone lesions of the maxillofacial region and present a review of published studies. The imaging techniques evaluated are computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with and without contrast. ResultsThe literature review demonstrates that it is impossible to make diagnosis of fibrous dysplasia exclusively by imaging. Radiographic images often show a ground-glass appearance, which is characteristic but not pathognomonic of fibrous dysplasia. ConclusionAlthough CT and MRI images may in many cases suggest a diagnosis of fibrous dysplasia, histological examination or follow-up imaging should follow.

Fibrous Dysplasia of the Maxilla: Diagnostic Reliability of the Study Image. Literature Review / Fusconi, Massimo; Conte, Michela; Martina, Pagliarella; Chiara De Vincentiis, ; DE VIRGILIO, Armando; Anna, Benincasa; Alessi, Simone; Gallo, Andrea. - In: JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY. PART B, SKULL BASE. - ISSN 2193-6331. - STAMPA. - 74:6(2013), pp. 364-368. [10.1055/s-0033-1347374]

Fibrous Dysplasia of the Maxilla: Diagnostic Reliability of the Study Image. Literature Review

FUSCONI, Massimo;CONTE, MICHELA;Chiara De Vincentiis;DE VIRGILIO, ARMANDO;Anna Benincasa;ALESSI, SIMONE;GALLO, Andrea
2013

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ObjectiveFibrous dysplasia (FD) is a benign bone disorder in facial bones. This study evaluates the possibility of diagnosing fibrous dysplasia on imaging alone, without biopsy of the lesion, which is often burdensome for the patient. Materials and MethodsThe authors bring their experience of four cases of bone lesions of the maxillofacial region and present a review of published studies. The imaging techniques evaluated are computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with and without contrast. ResultsThe literature review demonstrates that it is impossible to make diagnosis of fibrous dysplasia exclusively by imaging. Radiographic images often show a ground-glass appearance, which is characteristic but not pathognomonic of fibrous dysplasia. ConclusionAlthough CT and MRI images may in many cases suggest a diagnosis of fibrous dysplasia, histological examination or follow-up imaging should follow.
Objective Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a benign bone disorder in facial bones. This study evaluates the possibility of diagnosing fibrous dysplasia on imaging alone, without biopsy of the lesion, which is often burdensome for the patient. Materials and Methods The authors bring their experience of four cases of bone lesions of the maxillofacial region and present a review of published studies. The imaging techniques evaluated are computed tomography (CT) andmagnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with and without contrast. Results The literature review demonstrates that it is impossible to make diagnosis of fibrous dysplasia exclusively by imaging. Radiographic images often show a groundglass appearance, which is characteristic but not pathognomonic of fibrous dysplasia. Conclusion Although CT and MRI images may in many cases suggest a diagnosis of fibrous dysplasia, histological examination or follow-up imaging should follow.
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