Florid Osseous Dysplasia: Report of Two Cases and a Review of the Literature
Florid osseous dysplasia (FOD) is a benign condition of the jaws in which the normal architecture of bone is replaced by a fibrous tissue containing a variable amount of bone and cementum-like tissue. This lesion is most commonly seen in middle aged black women. FOD appears as dense, lobulated masses, often symmetrically located in the mandible, rarely in the maxilla. The lesion is usually asymptomatic and benign. However, a secondary infection may occur and its treatment can be difficult and complicated. This paper reports the case of two patients. The first one is a white woman aged 65 and the second one is a black woman aged 70, both diagnosed with FOD, revealed by secondary infections. The diagnosis was based on clinical and radiographic findings, as biopsy is contraindicated. Radiological and clinical features of FOD and its management will be also discussed on the basis of recent literature.