Monostotic Fibrous Dysplasia Case Study

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4.1. Clinical Features Monostotic fibrous dysplasia of the jaws occurs with apparently equal predilection for males and females, although some reports show a mild predominance of females. It is more common in children and young adults than in older persons. The mean age of occurrence in the 69 patients reported by Zimmerman (29) and his associates was 27 years, while in 53 patients with craniofacial fibrous dysplasia reported by Gardner and Halpert (30), the mean age was 34 years. The first clinical sign of the disease is a painless swelling or bulging of the jaw. The swelling usually involves the labial or buccal plate, seldom the lingual aspect, and when it involves the mandible it sometimes causes a protuberant excrescence of the inferior

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