Monostotic fibrous dysplasia: a 23-year follow-up of a patient with spontaneous bone remodeling


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Abstract

Fibrous dysplasia is a benign fibro-osseous disease that affects one or more bones. Although its etiology has been defined, the mechanism of spontaneous resolution is still unclear. There is strong evidence indicating the occurrence of stabilization when bone maturation is completed. Deformities that lead to esthetic and functional disorders are observed in almost all cases. Plastic surgery is often recommended when the maxilla and mandible are involved. In the case of mild deformities, careful follow-up during skeletal growth is recommended. We describe here the 23-year follow-up of a patient with monostotic fibrous dysplasia whose disease had stabilized by 13 years of follow-up.

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