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Management of a patient with a taurodont, single-rooted molars associated with multiple dental anomalies: a spiral computerized tomography evaluation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19615651     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Anomalies, though rare, are potential restorative and endodontic challenges. This case report presents a unique case with a bizarre combination of anomalies, including single conical unbifurcated posterior root forms, taurodontism, dens invaginatus, prominent labial lobes of the canines, pyramidal cusps of the premolars, dens evaginatii of the molar crowns, and localized reduction in tooth size involving the entire dentition without any other apparent systemic complication. On literature review, only 4 such cases were found to be reported. An accurate assessment of the presence of single conical unbifurcated posterior root forms was made with the help of spiral computerized tomography. This case report highlights the use of high-end diagnostic imaging modalities such as spiral computerized tomography in making a confirmatory diagnosis of the multiple morphologic abnormalities.
Sandeep Metgud; Rashmi Metgud; Kavita Rani
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics     Volume:  108     ISSN:  1528-395X     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-20     Completed Date:  2009-11-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508562     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e81-6     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Rural Dental College, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, India.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple*
Dens in Dente / pathology
Dental Pulp Cavity / abnormalities*,  pathology
Root Canal Therapy / methods
Tomography, Spiral Computed
Tooth Abnormalities / diagnosis*,  surgery
Tooth Crown / abnormalities*,  pathology
Tooth Root / abnormalities*,  pathology
Tooth, Nonvital / diagnosis,  pathology
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