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Orthodontics 14 (2013), No. 1     15. June 2013
Orthodontics 14 (2013), No. 1  (15.06.2013)

Online Article, Page 150-155

Online Article: Osteogenesis imperfecta and pneumatization of bone-
A hidden reality
Jain, Eety / Valiathan, Ashima / Urala, Arun / Kumar, Santosh / Natrajan, Madhumitha
Osteogenesis imperfecta is a bone disorder in which three factors that influence bone strength (quality, mass, and geometry of osseous tissue) are affected. Pneumatization refers to the development of air-filled cavities inside the bone. Knowledge about these air-filled cavities provides valuable information for understanding the diagnosis and spread of various pathologic entities like hemangiomas, giant cell tumors, eosinophilic granulomas, and even metastatic tumor deposits. This paper presents a case in which radiologic, clinical, biochemical, and karyotypic evaluations lead to a diagnosis of osteogenesis imperfecta.

Keywords: karyotyping, osteogenesis imperfecta, pneumatization
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