Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 36--40

Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw: Should cone-beam CT be considered as standard of care for diagnosis and treatment?


Deeba Kashtwari1, Axel Ruprecht2, Joseph Katz1 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences, University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, FL, USA
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences, University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, FL; Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine, University of Lowa, Lowa City, IA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Deeba Kashtwari
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences, University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, FL
USA

Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) is a major challenge faced in dental practice. Imaging plays a critical role in diagnosis and treatment planning of this condition. Conventional radiographs are commonly acquired as baseline imaging, but due to limitations such as being a two-dimensional modality and superimposition of adjacent anatomy, certain radiographic features may not be visualized like on a cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) possibly resulting in either missing the lesion on radiographs or misinterpreting the severity of the disease. This case shows that CBCT could be a good initial choice along with clinical examination to avoid delay in proper diagnosis and management.


How to cite this article:
Kashtwari D, Ruprecht A, Katz J. Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw: Should cone-beam CT be considered as standard of care for diagnosis and treatment?.J Oral Maxillofac Radiol 2020;8:36-40


How to cite this URL:
Kashtwari D, Ruprecht A, Katz J. Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw: Should cone-beam CT be considered as standard of care for diagnosis and treatment?. J Oral Maxillofac Radiol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Jan 16 ];8:36-40
Available from: https://www.joomr.org/article.asp?issn=2321-3841;year=2020;volume=8;issue=2;spage=36;epage=40;aulast=Kashtwari;type=0