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

Shoor, Hitesh and Sujir, Nanditha and Mutalik, Sunil S and Pai, Keerthilatha M (2014) Hypercementosis: A rare finding in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. BMJ Case Report. pp. 1-3. ISSN 1757-790X

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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 Mangalore > Oral Medicine and Radiology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 13 May 2016 12:09
Last Modified: 13 May 2016 12:09
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146050

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