Computed tomography findings of periostitis ossificans

Authors

  • Luciana Soares de Andrade Freitas Oliveira Federal University of Bahia
  • Thaís Feitosa L. de Oliveira State University of Feira de Santana
  • Daniela Pita de Melo State University of Campinas
  • Alynne Vieira de Menezes State University of Campinas
  • Ieda Crusoé Rebello Federal University of Bahia
  • Paulo Sérgio Flores Campos Federal University of Bahia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20396/bjos.v9i1.8641992

Keywords:

Osteomyelitis, Tomography

Abstract

Periostitis ossificans (PO) is a type of chronic osteomyelitis, an inflammation of cortical and cancellous bone. In the maxillofacial region, the mandible is most frequently affected. The cause of inflammatory subperiosteal bone production in PO is spread of infection from a bacterial focus (e.g.: odontogenic disease, pulpal or periodontal infection, and extraction wounds). This pathology is most common in younger people (mean age of 13 years). Conventional radiographs are one of the most useful tools for diagnosis, but in some cases computed tomography (CT) has a key role in both diagnosis and identification of the tissues involved. This paper reports two cases of PO in which CT helped establishing the suspicious etiology: a 12-year-old boy with PO of pulpal origin and a 14-year-old boy with PO of periodontal origin.

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Author Biographies

Luciana Soares de Andrade Freitas Oliveira, Federal University of Bahia

Department of Health Sciences, Division of Pathology, Dental School, Federal University of Bahia

Thaís Feitosa L. de Oliveira, State University of Feira de Santana

Department of Oral Diagnosis, Division of Periodontology, State University of Feira de Santana

Daniela Pita de Melo, State University of Campinas

Department of Oral Diagnosis, Division of Oral Radiology, Piracicaba Dental School, State University of Campinas

Alynne Vieira de Menezes, State University of Campinas

Department of Oral Diagnosis, Division of Oral Radiology, Piracicaba Dental School, State University of Campinas

Ieda Crusoé Rebello, Federal University of Bahia

Department of Oral Diagnosis, Division of Oral Radiology, Dental School, Federal University of Bahia

Paulo Sérgio Flores Campos, Federal University of Bahia

Department of Oral Diagnosis, Division of Oral Radiology, Dental School, Federal University of Bahia

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Published

2015-11-29

How to Cite

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Oliveira LS de AF, Oliveira TFL de, Melo DP de, Menezes AV de, Rebello IC, Campos PSF. Computed tomography findings of periostitis ossificans. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2015 Nov. 29 [cited 2022 Sep. 25];9(1):59-62. Available from: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/bjos/article/view/8641992

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