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Diagnosis and treatment of subpontic osseous hyperplasia. Report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8351126     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report describes a case of subpontic osseous hyperplasia that occurred in the posterior mandible of a healthy 67-year-old woman. The two hard masses, which were removed from beneath a fixed partial denture that was placed 35 years ago and spanned the lower left first premolar and the first and second molars, consisted of normal viable dense cortical bone. Only 30 cases of this phenomenon defined as a slow-growing, benign osseous proliferation occurring on the crest of the alveolar ridge beneath the pontic of a fixed partial denture have been described in the literature. Possible causes, including genetic programming, functional stimulus, and mild chronic irritation are discussed, as well as rationale for treatment of this anomaly.
S A Ruffin; T C Waldrop; T B Aufdemorte
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0030-4220     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg. Oral Med. Oral Pathol.     Publication Date:  1993 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-09-16     Completed Date:  1993-09-16     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376406     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  68-72     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Tex.
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MeSH Terms
Denture, Partial, Fixed / adverse effects*
Hyperostosis / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Mandibular Diseases / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery

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