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Two patients presented with multiple concentric calcifications superimposed over the mandibular ramus region. The first patient was a 41-year-old male who presented to the dental clinic requesting a partial denture (Figure 1A). The calcifications were detected incidentally on panoramic radiography. The second patient was a 15- year-old female who presented with a left facial swelling that had been present for 7 years (Figure 1B). What is your diagnostic hypothesis for both patients?


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C Smit, BChD, MSc (Maxillofacial and Oral Radiology)


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Smit, C., & Robinson, L. (2023). Radiology corner. South African Dental Journal, 78(01), 65–66. Retrieved from

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