Nilton Alves


Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a rare benign pathology, generally asymptomatic affecting the bone tissue. Due to the gradual replacement of the bone tissue by amorphous connective tissue, aesthetic and functional bone alterations can occur. A review of the literature on FD is made and we report a clinical case of a 49-year-old woman presenting facial deformity as a result of the slow and progressive growth of the right maxillar. With this paper, we intend to offer a diagnostic sequence to establish the definitive diagnosis of monostotic FD, providing the basic principles for the proper management of patients suffering from this disease.

KEY WORDS: monostotic fibrous dysplasia, maxillomandibular abnormalities, cone-beam computed tomography.

How to cite this article

ALVES, N. Monostotic craniofacial fibrous dysplasia: how should it be diagnosed? Int. J. Odontostomat., 7(2):221-224, 2013.