Vol. 33, Nš 1

Fibrous dysplasia of the maxilla: a case report

Sousa, R. C. ; Renan Macedo Cutrim Tavares; Carla Cabral dos Santos Accioly Lins

KEYWORDS: maxillary, monostotic fibrous dysplasia, radiography

ABSTRACT: Introduction: Fibrous dysplasia is a benign bone lesion characterized by replacement of normal bone by fibrous connective tissue, and its diagnosis is based on clinical, radiological and histological findings. Objective: The aim of this study was to report a case of unilateral fibrous dysplasia in the maxilla, in the palate region, by using computed tomography. Results: On examination it was observed: a nodular lesion, with similar staining to the palatal mucosa with varicosities, regular edges, firm and painless. The radiographic findings on computed tomography showed one diffuse and heterogeneous thickening of the bony elements involving the hard palate extending to the posterior wall of the maxillary antrum. We opted for the proservation of the case, considering the age of the patient, the absence of facial asymmetry and lack of aesthetic and functional impairment. Conclusion: Thus, we emphasize that the knowledge of morphological changes is important for the diagnosis of bone pathologies, and the dentist must be familiar with the normal morphology of the structures and their possible abnormalities.