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Gaceta Médica Espirituana

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ESPINOSA TEJEDA, Nitza et al. Externalmultipleidiopathic cervical root resorption. Report of a case. Gac Méd Espirit [online]. 2014, vol.16, n.3, pp.01-06. ISSN 1608-8921.

Background: Multiple idiopathic cervical external root resorption is a rare condition, diagnosed when any specific cause can be claimed. Objective: To disseminate an unwantedandinfrequent effect with aggressive involvement of multiple teeth. Case presentation:a 48 year-old, white, male patient withhistory of hypertension, recurrent kidney stones, prostatitis and fixed orthodontic treatment in the maxillary. In intraoral panoramic radiography in the mandible was observed in mesial and distal radiolucent areas in the cervical region: 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 which caused fracture at coronary level and confirmed the dental resorption. The extraction of the affected teeth was performed. Conclusions: External multiple idiopathic cervical root resorption is rare, asymptomatic, there are many causes that can lead toit; in the case studied caused rapid and aggressive involvement of multiple teeth and the extraction of them. Making the correct diagnosis is essential so that radiological and clinical laboratory tests are required to propose treatment protocols of choice according to the case, at the right time and the evolutionary follow-up.

Palabras clave : root resorption; multiple resorption; external root resorption; idiopathic; diagnosis.

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