Case of the Week: External resorption with CBCT view


This week I have a interesting case of severe external resorption as seen on a periapical radiograph as well as a cone beam CT (CBCT) view to show the true extent of the resorption.

Periapical radiograph showing resorption of the mandibular right central incisor (#25) as an increased radiolucent area over the root.

Periapical radiograph showing resorption of the mandibular right central incisor (#25) as an increased radiolucent area over the root.

Sagittal CBCT view showing external resorption of the mandibular right central incisor (#25) from the palatal aspect of the root to the root canal space.

CBCT – sagittal view showing external resorption of the mandibular right central incisor (#25) from the palatal aspect of the root to the root canal space.

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