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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 803572, 4 pages
Case Report

Mandibular Atrophy and Genial Spines Enlargement on Cone Beam Computed Tomography

1University of North Paraná (UNOPAR), Rua Marselha 183, 86041-140 Londrina, PR, Brazil
2Paraná Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology, Rua João XXIII 600, Jardim Dom Bosco, 86060-370 Londrina, PR, Brazil
3Department of Morphology, Stomatology and Physiology, Ribeirão Preto School of Dentistry, University of Sao Paulo, Avenida do Café, s/n, Bairro Monte Alegre, 14040-904 Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil
4Department of Stomatology, Bauru School of Dentistry, University of Sao Paulo, Alameda Otávio Pinheiro Brisolla, 9-75 Vila Universitária, 17012-901 Bauru, SP, Brazil

Received 6 June 2014; Accepted 9 July 2014; Published 23 July 2014

Academic Editor: Luis Junquera

Copyright © 2014 Marcelo Lupion Poleti et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Purpose. The aim of this paper is to report a case in which the cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) was important for the confirmation of the presence of mandibular atrophy and genial spines enlargement. Case Description. A 76-year-old female patient was referred for the assessment due to the complaint of chronic trauma in the anterior region of the floor of the mouth, which had been present for 2 months. CBCT images showed severe resorption of alveolar ridge and genial spines enlargement (5.5 mm × 12 mm). Conclusion. Accurate imaging assessment with the aid of 3D reconstructions allows the elimination of image superimposition and, therefore, plays an important role in the depiction of anatomical and pathological conditions, such as genial spines enlargement.