Case of the Week: Osteoma Cutis (2D & CBCT)


This week I have a fun case of osteoma cutis on both 2D images and CBCT images. Osteoma cutis is an ossification within the dermis. It presents on 2D radiographs as punctate, round/ovoid, radiopaque entities.  Most of the cases I come across it occurs in multiples.  First is the 2D radiographs followed by the CBCT views.

Bitewing radiograph showing punctate round radiopaque entity (arrow).

Bitewing radiograph showing punctate round radiopaque entity (arrow).

Periapical radiograph showing multiple punctate radiopaque entities.

Periapical radiograph showing multiple punctate radiopaque entities.

CBCT axial view showing osteoma cutis.

CBCT axial view showing osteoma cutis.

CBCT sagittal view showing multiple areas of osteoma cutis.

CBCT sagittal view showing multiple areas of osteoma cutis.

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