Fine needle aspiration cytology in a case of fibrous dysplasia of jaw

Diagn Cytopathol. 2009 Dec;37(12):920-2. doi: 10.1002/dc.21139.


Fibro-osseous lesions of the jaw comprise of a spectrum of diseases which include osseous dysplasia, fibrous dysplasia, and ossifying fibroma. The differentiation amongst these individual pathological lesions is difficult and a combined clinico-radiological and histological correlation is essential for exact categorization. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is frequently carried out to distinguish between benign and malignant lesions of the jaw as is a quick and reliable modality of investigation which guides in further management. We report, a case of a jaw swelling in a young male, diagnosed as fibrous dysplasia on FNAC.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy, Fine-Needle*
  • Child
  • Fibrous Dysplasia of Bone / pathology*
  • Fibrous Dysplasia of Bone / surgery
  • Humans
  • Jaw Diseases / pathology*
  • Jaw Diseases / surgery
  • Male