Florid cemento-osseous dysplasia

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Yuranga Weerakkody et al.

Florid cemento-osseous dysplasia is a subtype of cemento-osseous dysplasia. It is a rare condition presenting in the jaw refers to a group of fibro-osseous (cemental) exuberant lesions with multi-quadrant involvement. 

There may be an increased female predilection and tends to be most prevalent in the 4th to 5th decades of life. 

It is considered a reactive, non-neoplastic process confined to tooth-bearing areas of the jaws.

Radiographically, florid cemento-osseous dysplasia is characterized by multiple masses of mixed radiopaque structures. The may have a circumferential radiolucency, primarily surrounding the root apices of vital teeth, and over time with the maturation of the lesions, they tend to become increasingly radiopaque.

Florid cemento-osseous dysplasia was first described by Melrose et al. in 1976.

Possible differential considerations include 2

Article information

rID: 61466
System: Head & Neck
Tag: cases, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • FCOD
  • Florid cemento osseous dysplasia (FCOD)

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