A nursing case study
A 78-year-old male patient reported to the hospital with the complaint of difficulty in chewing food as his teeth were not in contact during mastication.
There were swellings in the maxillary right and left posterior teeth region, which started 6 years ago. Similar swellings were also seen bilaterally in the malar region and in the forehead of the right side. All swellings gradually increased in size.
Maxillary radiographs showing osteosclerosis and cotton wool appearance. Postero-anterior view of the skull reveals opacification and generalized flecks of irregularly shapedradiopacities involving the entire skull, giving a cotton wool appearance. The patient was diagnosed with a bone disorder.
- Name the bone disorder
- Discuss the epidemiology
- Discuss the pathogenesis