Maxillofacial Radiology 205




periosteal, subperiosteal


A 5-year-old healthy female patient presented with a one-year history of a slow-growing swelling of the right mandible.
The patient reported that the swelling was slightly tender. Intraoral examination revealed a grossly carious lower right
primary molar (tooth 85). A panoramic radiograph showed bony expansion of the inferior mandibular border with a
lamellated or ‘onion-skin’ appearance. The trabecular bone in the vicinity had a sclerotic appearance. What is your
diagnostic hypothesis?


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Smit, C., & Robinson, L. (2022). Maxillofacial Radiology 205. South African Dental Journal, 77(10), 636–637.

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