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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18-19

Cutaneous lesion of dental origin: convenience of dermatological ultrasound diagnosis by an experienced specialist

Department of Dermatology, Leon Hospital, León, Spain

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Paula Fernandez-Canga
C/Altos de Nava SN, 24071, León
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DOI: 10.4103/1110-6530.194157

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Periapical granuloma is a common dental pathology that can progress into sinus tract formations to the skin and develop lesions that simulate primary dermatological pathology. Cutaneous lesions of this origin are rare, and differential diagnosis can be difficult as clinical appearance can be varied. A high clinical suspicion has to be supported by adequate complementary techniques. Ultrasound is an expanding, noninvasive, and reliable procedure to approach this diagnosis and has been demonstrated to be successful when practiced by cutaneous imaging experts, aiding to avoid unnecessary, aggressive diagnostic methods or erroneous surgical treatments. We report a case where ultrasonography failed and discuss the reasons for its failure.

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