CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Radiol Imaging 2021; 31(01): 224-236
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1729769
Pictorial Essay

Radiolucent Jaw Lesions: Imaging Approach

Jyoti Kumar
1  Department of Radiodiagnosis, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
,
Rajesh Vanagundi
1  Department of Radiodiagnosis, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
,
Alpana Manchanda
1  Department of Radiodiagnosis, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
,
Sujata Mohanty
2  Department of Oral And Maxillofacial surgery Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, India
,
Ravi Meher
3  Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
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Funding None.

Abstract

Jaw lesions are a wide array of benign, malignant, and locally aggressive lesions. On radiography, they can appear radiolucent, mixed, or radioopaque. The imaging appearances of radiolucent jaw lesions are markedly overlapping. The role of the radiologist is to formulate a narrow differential diagnosis based on imaging characteristics and aid appropriate management decisions. The aim of this pictorial review is to familiarize the reader with the imaging approach to radiolucent jaw lesions, which form the bulk of jaw lesions in clinical practice.



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Publikationsdatum:
01. Juni 2021 (online)

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