Multiple enamel pearls in two siblings detected by volumetric computed tomography

Tarnjit Saini, A. Ogunleye, N. Levering, N. S. Norton, P. Edwards

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A rare case of multiple enamel pearl formation is presented involving the maxillary molars in two siblings incidentally recognized during volumetric CT examination. Although the pathogenesis of ectopic enamel formation is not known, possible mechanisms to account for this phenomenon are discussed in the context of current knowledge regarding root genesis. The radiographic presentation of enamel pearls and its clinical significance is also discussed. The observation of multiple enamel pearls in two siblings raises the possibility of a hereditary association in the formation of enamel pearls.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)240-244
Number of pages5
JournalDentomaxillofacial Radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 1 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Enamel pearls
  • Enameloma
  • Tooth
  • Volumetric tomgraphy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Dentistry(all)

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