Endoscopic view of osteogenesis imperfecta of the maxilla

June 8, 2014
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Rhinoscopic Clinic

Osseous lesions in the maxilla can represent ossifying fibroma, fibrous dysplasia, amelogenesis imperfecta, or osteogenesis imperfecta.

A 43-year-old woman presented with recurrent right cheek and facial pain and recurrent sinusitis. She reported no discomfort or complaints regarding the left side of her face. Evaluation included computed tomography (CT) of the sinuses. CT showed an opacified right maxillary sinus, obliteration of the right middle meatus by soft tissue, and an unusual ossification of the left maxilla and gingival ridge (figure, A and B).

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