This week in the clinic: Fibrous Scar

This week I am showing off a case of a fibrous scar.  A fibrous scar occurs when an area of bone loss heals with fibrous tissue instead of bone.  This is occasionally seen as most areas heal with bone.  Here is the good example of a fibrous scar.  It is located near the crest of the alveolar ridge mesial to the molar.  Note the well-defined round appearance with a radiolucent center.

For more information and other radiographs of fibrous scar appearance on intraoral radiographs check out my page on fibrous scar.


This week in the clinic is a weekly series featuring cases I have come across since I started in the dental field.  These cases have been collected from throughout the United States and world.  While the series title is ‘This week in the clinic’, that does not necessarily mean the case was actually seen this week in the clinic.


About Dr. Shawneen Gonzalez

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist having fun finding cool things on radiographs. :)

Posted on May 20, 2011, in Cases and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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