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Multiple idiopathic cervical root resorption: systematic review and report of four cases.
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PMID:  12917279     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to report four cases of multiple idiopathic cervical root resorption and to systematically review the literature on this condition. METHODS: The clinical and radiographic findings and the medical/dental histories of four patients who presented with multiple idiopathic cervical root resorption were recorded. Additionally, 10 references from the literature that reported on 14 patients were reviewed. RESULTS: Multiple idiopathic cervical root resorption was an incidental finding on routine clinical and radiographic examination. There appeared to be no correlation between this type of resorption and any medical/dental finding. Radiographically, multiple idiopathic cervical root resorption was found to begin at the cemento-enamel junction and then either progress to involve the entire cervical region or, at some point, spontaneously arrest. Those cases that progressed to involve the entire cervical region required extraction. The number of teeth that demonstrated this condition ranged from 5 to 24 per patient. More teeth became involved as the condition was followed in time. There was no detectable frequency of occurrence for any particular dental region or tooth among the involved teeth. Of a total of 18 patients, 13 were females whose ages ranged from 7 years to 68 years. Ten of the 18 patients were Caucasian. CONCLUSIONS: Multiple idiopathic cervical root resorption was found most frequently associated with younger females. This condition appeared to be of unknown aetiology and uncertain natural history.
H Liang; E J Burkes; N L Frederiksen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dento maxillo facial radiology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0250-832X     ISO Abbreviation:  Dentomaxillofac Radiol     Publication Date:  2003 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-14     Completed Date:  2003-11-20     Revised Date:  2005-11-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609576     Medline TA:  Dentomaxillofac Radiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  150-5     Citation Subset:  D    
Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, Dallas, TX 75266-0677, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Disease Progression
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Remission, Spontaneous
Root Resorption / radiography*
Tooth Cervix / radiography*
Comment In:
Evid Based Dent. 2005;6(1):20   [PMID:  15789048 ]

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