Hypercementosis: a rare finding in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus

Shoor, Hitesh and Sujir, Nanditha and Pai, Keerthilatha M (2014) Hypercementosis: a rare finding in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. British Medical Journal Case Report. pp. 1-3.

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Abstract

Hypercementosis is excessive deposition of non-neoplastic cementum over normal root cementum, which alters root morphology. This cementum may be either hypocellular or cellular in nature. The aetiopathogenesis of hypercementosis is ambiguous. Although most of the cases are idiopathic, several local and systemic factors are also linked to this condition, such as Paget’s disease, acromegaly, vitamin A deficiency, etc. We report two rare cases of hypercementosis associated with systemic lupus erythematosus, not previously described in the literature, and also discuss the possible aetiopathogenesis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Oral Medicine and Radiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2014 04:39
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2014 04:39
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141368

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