Cemento-osseous dysplasia may present as a focal, periapical or florid lesion in the mandible or maxilla. The lesion may sometimes appear similar to peri-radicular lesions on a periapical radiograph. This report presents a case with irreversible pulpitis and root resorption as well as a mixed radiolucent/radiopaque lesion around a mandibular molar tooth root. Root canal treatment was performed and because of the radiographic signs of root resorption and the patient's fear of having a malignant disease, periapical surgery was also performed. The histopathology report confirmed the presence of florid cement-osseous dysplasia which was mimicking apical periodontitis. Follow-up radiography 12months after the surgery illustrated complete healing of the radiolucent area. © 2011 Australian Society of Endodontology.
Rekabi, A. R., Ashouri, R., Torabi, M., Parirokh, M., & Abbott, P. (2013). Florid cemento-osseous dysplasia mimicking apical periodontitis: A case report. Australian Endodontic Journal, 39(3), 176-179. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-4477.2011.00325.x