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Florid cemento-osseous dysplasia


Other Names for this Disease

  • FCOD
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Overview

Florid cemento-osseous dysplasia is characterized by lesions in the upper and/or lower jaw that occur when normal bone is replaced with a mix of connective tissue and abnormal bone.[1] It tends to affect middle aged women, particularly women of African American and Asian descent.[1] The lesions often affect both sides of the jaw and are symmetrical. The number, size, and shape of the lesions vary. Occasionally the lesions expand and may cause discomfort, pain, or mild disfigurement. The radiographic appearance of the lesions are important for diagnosis.[1][2]

Last updated: 6/22/2010

References

  1. Singer SR, Mupparapu M, Rinaggio J. J Am Dent Assoc. 2005 Jul; http://jada.ada.org/cgi/content/full/136/7/927. Accessed 3/17/2010.
  2. Minhas G, Hodge T, Gill DS. J Orthod. 2008 Jun; http://jorthod.maneyjournals.org/cgi/content/full/35/2/90. Accessed 3/17/2010.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • FCOD
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