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Mandibular resorption in progressive systemic sclerosis: a report of three cases

Auluck, A and Pai, Keerthilatha M and Shetty, C and Shenoi, Shrutakirthi D (2005) Mandibular resorption in progressive systemic sclerosis: a report of three cases. Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, 34. pp. 384-386.

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Abstract

Progressive systemic sclerosis is a generalized collagen disorder, which is characterized by fibrosis that involves skin, muscles and other organ systems like the gastrointestinal tract, lungs, heart and kidneys. Its oral manifestations include features like restricted mouth opening, widening of periodontal ligament space, pseudoankylosis, malocclusion and mandibular resorption. Mandibular resorption in systemic sclerosis is relatively uncommon and is reported only in 10% of cases. The purpose of reporting these three cases is to highlight the importance of screening all patients with advanced systemic sclerosis with panoramic radiographs. Panoramic radiographs are essential for early detection of resorption in the mandible to prevent possible consequences like pathological fractures, osteomyelitis and neuropathies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: mandible, bone resorption, systemic sclerosis, panoramic
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Oral Medicine and Radiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Dermatology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2011 04:01
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2016 11:45
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/451

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