Edentulous jaw

Case contributed by Bill Zhou


52 years old female presented with bilateral otorrhea. Sinus series was requested to rule out sinus disease.

Patient Data

Age: 52 yo
Gender: Female

1. Complete absence of teeth is consistent with an edentulous jaw.

2. Visualized paranasal sinuses and mastoid air cells are clear.

3. Mild to moderate mucosal hypertrophy of the inferior turbinates.

Case Discussion

Edentulous jaw in an otherwise normal skull. The prevalence of edentulism in the United States amongst adults over 60 years of age is 25%, with higher prevalences in poor populations and women. The most common causes of edentulism are dental caries and periodontal disease. 



This case was submitted with supervision and input from:

Soni C. Chawla, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Radiological Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Olive View - UCLA Medical Center   

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Case information

rID: 54799
Published: 3rd Aug 2017
Last edited: 4th Aug 2017
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Olive View - UCLA Medical Center

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