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Multiple bilateral taurodontism. A case report.
J Endod. 2010 Nov; 36(11):1905-7.JE

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

Taurodontism is a morphologic change characterized by wide pulp chambers, displaced toward the apical floor of the tooth and short roots.

OBJECTIVE

To describe the characteristics of multiple bilateral taurodontism in a female patient.

CASE REPORT

A 13-year-old female patient evaluated for ectopic eruption of the lower right canine. Physical examination revealed no alteration or apparent mental retardation. Intraoral exam detected multiple carious lesions. Periapical and panoramic X-rays revealed short roots and wide and elongated pulp chambers in the second upper and lower molars. Taurodontism was determined in 2, 15, 18, and 31.

CONCLUSION

Findings emphasize the importance of radiographic assessment for diagnosing taurodontism, which might present unusual characteristics, such as multiple and bilateral appearance. The absence of a syndrome should not be used to rule out the possible manifestation of this morphologic variation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Instituto de Investigaciones, Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela. neirachaparro61@gmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20951311

Citation

Chaparro González, Neira Trinidad, et al. "Multiple Bilateral Taurodontism. a Case Report." Journal of Endodontics, vol. 36, no. 11, 2010, pp. 1905-7.
Chaparro González NT, Leidenz Bermudez JS, González Molina EM, et al. Multiple bilateral taurodontism. A case report. J Endod. 2010;36(11):1905-7.
Chaparro González, N. T., Leidenz Bermudez, J. S., González Molina, E. M., & Padilla Olmedillo, J. R. (2010). Multiple bilateral taurodontism. A case report. Journal of Endodontics, 36(11), 1905-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joen.2010.08.033
Chaparro González NT, et al. Multiple Bilateral Taurodontism. a Case Report. J Endod. 2010;36(11):1905-7. PubMed PMID: 20951311.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Multiple bilateral taurodontism. A case report. AU - Chaparro González,Neira Trinidad, AU - Leidenz Bermudez,Jesús Sebastián, AU - González Molina,Egla Marina, AU - Padilla Olmedillo,José Ramon, Y1 - 2010/09/19/ PY - 2010/04/21/received PY - 2010/07/25/revised PY - 2010/08/06/accepted PY - 2010/10/19/entrez PY - 2010/10/19/pubmed PY - 2011/3/25/medline SP - 1905 EP - 7 JF - Journal of endodontics JO - J Endod VL - 36 IS - 11 N2 - INTRODUCTION: Taurodontism is a morphologic change characterized by wide pulp chambers, displaced toward the apical floor of the tooth and short roots. OBJECTIVE: To describe the characteristics of multiple bilateral taurodontism in a female patient. CASE REPORT: A 13-year-old female patient evaluated for ectopic eruption of the lower right canine. Physical examination revealed no alteration or apparent mental retardation. Intraoral exam detected multiple carious lesions. Periapical and panoramic X-rays revealed short roots and wide and elongated pulp chambers in the second upper and lower molars. Taurodontism was determined in 2, 15, 18, and 31. CONCLUSION: Findings emphasize the importance of radiographic assessment for diagnosing taurodontism, which might present unusual characteristics, such as multiple and bilateral appearance. The absence of a syndrome should not be used to rule out the possible manifestation of this morphologic variation. SN - 1878-3554 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20951311/Multiple_bilateral_taurodontism__A_case_report_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0099-2399(10)00691-6 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -