Florid Cemento-Osseous Dysplasia Simultaneous the Chronic Suppurative Osteomyelitis in Mandible

J Craniofac Surg. 2016 Nov;27(8):2173-2176. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000003095.


Introduction: The florid cemento-osseous dysplasia is an uncommon condition nonneoplastic, of unknown cause with higher prevalence in melanodermic women, limited the maxillary bones, is characterized by the presence of dispersed and diffuse radiopaque calcifications, constituted of bone and dense cemento; however, when the bone is infected it induces the suppuration and formation of osseous sequestra, thus resulting in an osteomyelitis frame.

Clinical report: The patient was attended in a Dental Specialties Center in the state of Alagoas, Brazil, presenting on clinical examination edema and extra oral fistula with pus drainage in hemiface submandibular of the right side. Radiographically it was possible to observe area of sclerosis and osseous sequestra involving the right side region of the mandible body, and it increases zones of the bone density. In association with clinical data and complementary diagnosis examinations, the option of treatment adopted was the complete removal of the bone fragment, followed by adaptation and plate fixation and titanium screws to reduce the risk of mandibular fracture.

Objective: The aim of the present paper was to relate a clinical patient of florid cemento-osseous dysplasia simultaneous the chronic suppurative osteomyelitis, highlighting their clinical, radiographic, and histological characteristics, as well as their diagnosis and treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Fibrous Dysplasia of Bone / complications*
  • Fibrous Dysplasia of Bone / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Mandible / diagnostic imaging
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteomyelitis / complications*
  • Osteomyelitis / diagnosis
  • Radiography, Panoramic
  • Suppuration

Supplementary concepts

  • Florid cemento-osseous dysplasia