Fibrous Scar 1


Definition: Healing with fibrous tissue instead of bone after an extraction or surgery.

Radiographic Features:

Location: Any location of a previous surgery or extraction.  Sometimes seen at the apex of a tooth that has been endodontically treated and the area of infection/inflammation did not heal with bone.

Edge: Well-defined. The edges are said to look as if you are looking at a bundt pan giving them a ‘rolled’ appearance.

Shape: Round to ovoid.

Internal: Radiolucent.

Other: None.

Number: Typically single but may be multiple.

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Fibrous scar

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Fibrous scar

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Fibrous scar

(anterior to first premolar apex)

Fibrous scar

(near crest of alveolar ridge)



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