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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

Publication:
February 2009
Volume 40 , Issue 2

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Plain film and CBCT findings in a case of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw

Steven R. Singer, DDS1/Muralidhar Mupparapu, DMD2

Pages: 163165
PMID: 19169448

Imaging, along with clincial examiniation, plays a key role in determining the presence and extent of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ). In this case, cone-beam computerized tomography (CBCT) was used to detect a large sequestrum and hyperstotic bone, leading to a diagnosis of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw in a patient with a history of oral bisphosphonate use for treatment of osteoporosis. The radiographic features of this case of BRONJ are discussed. Quintessence Int 2009;40:163165. Key words: BRONJ, CBCT, extractions, marginal periodontitis, radiographs, sequestrum

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