focal sclerosing osteomyelitis

focal sclerosing osteomyelitis
a chronic confined inflammatory response of bone to low-grade infection, with formation of dense trabecular bony masses with little interstitial marrow tissue. It occurs particularly in the mandible of children and young adults, adjacent to the apex of a tooth with long-term pulpitis. Called also osteitis condensans. and condensing osteitis.

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