Radiopaque jaw lesions

Radiopaque lesions of the jaw

Radiopaque lesion or area found on an x-ray? What is it? I’m going to slowly update with more interesting finds. Be aware most of these are bet guesses and not biopsy confirmed, as most do not warrant that.

An unknown radiopaque area or lesion is regular find in dentistry.

So what is the calcification that you found on the pano? Typically you can decide by location what the calcification is, but this is not always the case. I have found the following diagram very helpful.

Is there a calcification found on pano?

Idiopathic osteosclerosis

Idiopathic osteosclerosis around teeth numbers 29 and 30.

Idiopathic osteosclerosis is the working diagnosis of this radiopaque jaw lesion.

Brachytherapy

Ligature clips or staples can be seen in the neck region of panos

Ligature clips from patient with cancer history

Ligature clips from surgery

 

Tonsilloliths

Pano of many tonsilloliths

Appears to be a lot of diffuse tonsilloliths

 

Phleboliths

 

Image of idopathic osteosclerosis

Clinically and radiographically consistent with idiopathic osteosclerosis

Radiopaque foreign body in pano

This one is a gun shot wound patient (GSW). It’s actually just a pellet from a college incident of boys screwing around.

Gun show wound pano

Pellet is still in sinus

 

Some pano labels and a great blog with lots of labels.

 

If you are looking for radiolucent lesions check out that blog.

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