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ENDO - Endodontic Practice Today

Edited by Bun San Chong and Edgar Schäfer

Official Publication of the Belgian Association for Endodontology and Traumatology (BAET) and the French Society of Endodontics (SFE)

ISSN (print) 1753-2809 • ISSN (online) 1753-2817


Summer 2011
Volume 5 , Issue 2

Pages: 113 - 117
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Treatment of a maxillary central incisor with internal tunnelling replacement resorption

Sosa, José Francisco Gómez

The aim of this paper is to report the diagnosis and successful clinical treatment of a maxillary central incisor with internal tunnelling replacement resorption. A case is presented in which internal replacement resorption in a maxillary central incisor developed after the patient had a bicycle accident 15 years previously. A preoperative radiograph showed two distinct radiolucent lesions in the apical middle of the root canal; one was irregularly oval shaped and the other, attached to the former, was horseshoe shaped. A computed tomography scan showed no evidence of periodontal ligament communication. Root canal treatment was completed in one visit and a 12-month follow-up showed no signs of periapical pathology.

Keywords: computed tomography, internal replacement resorption, root canal, surgical operating microscope, tunnelling resorption

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