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European Endodontic Journal Clinical and Histological Findings of Post-Treatment Infection in the Presence of Vertical Root Fracture and Apical Periodontitis: Case Reports []
. 2019; 4(1): 45-48 | DOI: 10.14744/eej.2018.14622

Clinical and Histological Findings of Post-Treatment Infection in the Presence of Vertical Root Fracture and Apical Periodontitis: Case Reports

Luciano Giardino1, Nicola M. Grande2, Paolo Savadori3, Massimo Del Fabbro4, Gianluca Plotino5
1Freelance Researcher, Crotone, Italy
2School of Dentistry, University of Catanzaro Magna Graecia, Catanzaro; Private Practice, Grande Plotino and Torsello Studio di Odontoiatria, Rome, Italy
3IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute, Milan, Italy
4IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute, Milan; Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
5Private Practice, Grande Plotino and Torsello Studio di Odontoiatria, Rome, Italy

Apical periodontitis and vertical root fracture (VRF) might coexist in the same root, thus representing a diagnostic challenge in endodontics. Diagnosis should be based on detailed clinical examination and precise radiographic interpretation in addition to histological examination, if needed. The histological findings of the case presented showed the possible coexistence of a VRF in the coronal third of the root and signs of apical periodontitis caused by intracanal infection in the apical third of the same root. The presentation of this case underlines the importance of histological examination as a valid complementary diagnostic tool with clinical and radiographic examinations in reaching an accurate diagnosis once the root has been extracted.

Keywords: Apical periodontitis, histological examination, root canal, vertical root fracture

Luciano Giardino, Nicola M. Grande, Paolo Savadori, Massimo Del Fabbro, Gianluca Plotino. Clinical and Histological Findings of Post-Treatment Infection in the Presence of Vertical Root Fracture and Apical Periodontitis: Case Reports. . 2019; 4(1): 45-48

Corresponding Author: Gianluca Plotino

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