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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2015, Article ID 134123, 4 pages
Case Report

CT Imaging of Craniofacial Fibrous Dysplasia

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Ordu University, Faculty of Dentistry, 52100 Ordu, Turkey
2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Ondokuz Mayis University, Faculty of Dentistry, 55100 Samsun, Turkey
3Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Ondokuz Mayis University, Faculty of Dentistry, 55100 Samsun, Turkey
4Department of Pathology, Ondokuz Mayis University, Faculty of Medicine, 55100 Samsun, Turkey

Received 9 April 2015; Revised 13 July 2015; Accepted 21 July 2015

Academic Editor: Eduardo Hochuli-Vieira

Copyright © 2015 Zerrin Unal Erzurumlu 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.


Fibrous dysplasia is a benign fibroosseous bone dysplasia that can involve single (monostotic) or multiple (polyostotic) bones. Monostotic form is more frequent in the jaws. It is termed as craniofacial fibrous dysplasia, when it involves, though rarely, adjacent craniofacial bones. A 16-year-old girl consulted for a painless swelling in the right posterior mandible for two years. Panoramic radiography revealed ground-glass ill-defined lesions in the three different regions of the maxilla and mandible. Axial CT scan (bone window) showed multiple lesions involving skull base and facial bones. Despite lesions in the skull base, the patient had no abnormal neurological findings. The lesion was diagnosed as fibrous dysplasia based on radiological and histopathological examination. In this paper, CT findings and differential diagnosis of CFD are discussed. CT is a useful imaging technique for CFD cases.