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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 395-398

Pycnodysostosis with osteomyelitis of maxilla: Case report of radiological analysis


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Science, New Delhi, India
2 Deparment of Radiology, Maulana Azad Medical College and Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Prosthodontics, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Science, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Nidhi Bhoyar
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, MAMC Complex, New Delhi - 110 002
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ccd.ccd_382_17

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Pycnodysostosis is an autosomal recessive, rare genetic osteosclerotic disorder that caused by mutation in gene coding for Cathepsin K. The bones in pycnodysostosis are abnormally dense and brittle because of insufficient reabsorption process. This syndrome has a number of characteristic clinical and radiographic signs that differentiate it from other osteosclerotic conditions. This is a rare case report of a male patient with a history of multiple fractures of bones and osteomyelitis of maxilla which is a rare entity.


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