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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 84-89

Bone scintigraphy as a diagnostic tool in condylar hyperplasia

Department of Dental Surgery, Government Royapettah Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Deenadayalan Lingeshwar
Government Royapettah Hospital, Westcott Road, Opposite YMCA Ground, Chennai - 600 014, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/jomr.jomr_26_17

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Unilateral condylar hyperplasia (UCH) is a pathological condition characterized by unrestrained growth of condyle unilaterally and is of idiopathic in nature. It is often diagnosed clinically but more frequently if not always is augmented by planar and single photon emission computed tomography bone scans to confirm the finding. Hence, bone scintigraphy using technetium-99 m methylene diphosphonate is the diagnostic tool to identify these active growth centers. Detection and excision of active growth center are the line of management for condylar hyperplasia. This article highlights the importance of using these radioactive scans to diagnose as well as to monitor the prognosis of UCH in two such cases.

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