Case of the Week: Fibrous Scar

This week I am showing off a case of a fibrous scar.  A fibrous scar occurs when an area of bone loss heals with fibrous tissue instead of bone.  This is occasionally seen as most areas heal with bone.  Here is the good example of a fibrous scar.  It is located near the crest of the alveolar ridge mesial to the molar.  Note the well-defined round appearance with a radiolucent center.

For more information and other radiographs of fibrous scar appearance on intraoral radiographs check out my page on fibrous scar.


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