Calcifications/Radiopacities: Case Study

radiology report

The Patient’s Radiology Report


  • Partial ossification of the bilateral stylo-hyoid ligament


  • Severe loss of alveolar bone in the edentulous areas of the maxilla and mandible
  • Multiple hyperdensities are visualized in the L tonsillar region – consistent with the finding of tonsillar calcifications
  • Hyperdensity in the missing #11 region – consistent with the finding of a retained root fragment
  • In the R posterior mandible, small loose hyperdense particles are visualized at the level of the alveolar crest – differential includes:
    • Loose osseous fragments
    • Foreign material
    • Clinical correlation is recommended
  • Airway is patent
Chad Duplantis, D.D.S, F.A.G.D

Chad Duplantis, D.D.S, F.A.G.D

Dr. Chad Duplantis has been lecturing nationally on various aspects of Digital and CAD/CAM Dentistry, Restorative Implant Dentistry, and other topics. He has been published in numerous dental journals. He is also the co-founder of a social media group aimed at creating well-informed dentists and improving dental education.