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Fibrous cortical defect (nonossifying fibroma) of the mandibular ramus: report of 2 cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20692185     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fibrous cortical defect, also known as metaphyseal fibrous defect and nonossifying fibroma, among other terms, is a benign, non-neoplastic proliferative process that is relatively common in the long bones of skeletally immature adolescents. Although the lesion is thought to be a developmental abnormality or defect, the exact etiopathogenesis is largely unknown. The lesion has a limited growth potential and good treatment outcome. This process is very rare in the gnathic bones, and only a few sporadic case reports are documented. This article presents the clinicopathologic features of 2 additional cases and reviews the relevant literature in attempt to identify key features and facilitate rendering definitive diagnosis for this rare entity.
Rafik A Abdelsayed; Suash Sharma; Henry Ferguson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-08-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics     Volume:  110     ISSN:  1528-395X     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-27     Completed Date:  2011-01-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508562     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  504-8     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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Published by Mosby, Inc.
Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dentistry, The Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Diseases, Developmental / pathology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Fibroblasts / pathology
Giant Cells / pathology
Mandibular Diseases / pathology*

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