Craniomaxillofacial fibrous dysplasia: conservative treatment or radical surgery? A retrospective study on 68 patients.

@article{Valentini2009CraniomaxillofacialFD,
  title={Craniomaxillofacial fibrous dysplasia: conservative treatment or radical surgery? A retrospective study on 68 patients.},
  author={Valentino Valentini and Andrea Cassoni and Tito Matteo Marianetti and Valentina Terenzi and Maria Teresa Fadda and Giorgio Iannetti},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={123 2},
  pages={653-60}
}
BACKGROUND Fibrous dysplasia is a benign bone lesion characterized by replacement of normal bone with fibro-osseous connective tissue. The surgical treatment of fibrous dysplasia is based on one of two different approaches, conservative or radical. METHODS From January of 1980 to December of 2002, 95 patients with fibrous dysplasia located in the craniomaxillofacial area presented to the authors' department. Twenty-one had the polyostotic type (22 percent), two had McCune-Albright syndrome (2… CONTINUE READING

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