Indian Journal of Dental Research

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Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 860--862

Exostosis: A donor site for autograft


Rajiv N Puttaswamaiah, Sushama R Galgali, Vinayak S Gowda 
 Department of Periodontics, V.S. Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, India

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Rajiv N Puttaswamaiah
Department of Periodontics, V.S. Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore
India

This article reports the utilization of exostosis as a source of autogenous bone for the treatment of osseous defects. A patient presented with an exostosis on the mandibular lingual region on the right side of the jaw. Exostosis was surgically removed using a chisel and mallet. The autograft thus obtained was used to treat a shallow osseous crater between 46 and 47. New bone formation was noticed at the grafted site 6 months after grafting. Bone formed in the grafted areas showed comparable clinical features to those of native bone.


How to cite this article:
Puttaswamaiah RN, Galgali SR, Gowda VS. Exostosis: A donor site for autograft.Indian J Dent Res 2011;22:860-862


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Puttaswamaiah RN, Galgali SR, Gowda VS. Exostosis: A donor site for autograft. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2011 [cited 2022 Aug 19 ];22:860-862
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