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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2012, Article ID 179853, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/179853
Case Report

Fibrous Dysplasia of the Palate: Report of a Case and Review of Palatal Swellings

Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Career Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Ghailla, Lucknow 226003, India

Received 16 June 2012; Accepted 23 August 2012

Academic Editors: N. Arslan and K. L. Chan

Copyright © 2012 Balasundari Shreedhar 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.

Abstract

Fibrous dysplasia is a benign fibroosseous lesion characterised by the replacement of normal bone by excessive proliferation of cellular fibrous connective tissue which is slowly replaced by bone, osteoid, or cementum-like material. It causes bone pain, deformities, and pathological fractures. Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a sporadic benign skeletal disorder that can affect one bone (monostotic form) or multiple bones (polyostotic form). In this paper, we present case of a monostotic fibrous dysplasia on the hard palate of 14-year-old girl and a tabular review of common palatal swellings.