Bisphosphonate related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ)

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Jaw pain.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Female

Left mandibular teeth remaining only. Irregular right inferior alveolar ridge with mixed lucency and sclerosis. 

Case Discussion

This patient has a history of bisphosphonate use. BRONJ is also known as MRONJ (medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw) as many medications are now known to causes jaw osteonecrosis. 

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Case Information

rID: 43741
Case created: 23rd Mar 2016
Last edited: 24th Mar 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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