2D and 3D Imaging for Morphological Assessment of Maxillofacial Cyst and Tumors: A Case Series

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Luis E. B. de Moraes; Eduardo J. de Moraes; Sergio Olate & Hilton A. Koch


The use and importance of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in the diagnostic, treatment and long term follow up of odontogenic tumours, as well as one reconstruction and dental implants rehabilitation is reported. This clinical series shows diagnosis of odontogenic tumors using selected and used CBCT for initial diagnosis, morphological characterization, and follow up for 5 to 10 years. The CBCTs showed the size and form of the tumor and the follow up showed a satisfactory remodelling of bone and the success in the rehabilition with dental implants. No signs of recurrence were observed. The conventional radiographies, Fan Beam CT, Cone Beam CT and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) are discussed in the use for follow up of odontogenic tumors. It is concluded that CBCT is an efficient tool for diagnosis, follow up and assessment of the morphology and size of the tumor in order to achieve the best treatment plan, returning the functional conditions to the patients.

KEY WORDS: Odontogenic tumors; Conservative treatment; 3D; Cone Beam Computed Tomography.

How to cite this article

DE MORAES, L. E. B.; DE MORAES, E. J.; OLATE, S. & KOCH, H. A. 2D and 3D imaging for morphological assessment of maxillofacial cyst and tumors: a case series. Int. J. Morphol., 39(4):1132-1138, 2021.