Implant insertion in a patient with Albers-Schonberg’s disease: case report and literature review

  • Manuela Rapani | info@ariesdue.it Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences, University of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy.
  • Vittoria Perrotti Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences, University of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy.
  • Carmine Rapani Private Practice, Chieti, Italy.
  • Flavia Iaculli Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences, University of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy.
  • Giovanna Iezzi Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences, University of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy.

Abstract

Background The aim of the present report was to present the clinical, radiological and histological outcomes of a case of implant placement in the upper jaw of a patient affected by osteopetrosis. Case report In a 68 years old patient, 2 implants were placed in a portion of bone with areas with high density bone. Histological evaluation confirmed the radiological diagnosis of osteopetrosis. Implants were loaded 8 months after their placement. No complications or adverse reactions were observed after a 24-month follow up. Conclusion Within the limitations of the present report, it can be concluded that a successful implant rehabilitation can be done in patients affected by osteopetrosis. Further studies, on a larger sample size, are needed to confirm this result.

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Published
2013-03-30
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Keywords
Histology, Implant rehabilitation, Implant success, Osteopetrosis.
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Received 2017-06-14
Accepted 2017-06-14
Published 2013-03-30
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Rapani, M., Perrotti, V., Rapani, C., Iaculli, F., & Iezzi, G. (2013). Implant insertion in a patient with Albers-Schonberg’s disease: case report and literature review. Journal of Osseointegration, 5(1), 13-16. https://doi.org/10.23805/jo.2013.05.01.03