Therefore, it should be distinguished from other pathologies that cause new bone formation, including Ewing's sarcoma, Caffey disease
, fibrous dysplasia, Paget's disease, osteosarcoma, and hard, nodular, or pedunculated masses seen in the mandible (peripheral osteomas, torus and exostoses, ossifying subperiosteal hematoma, etc.) [3, 4, 6, 10].
The common differential diagnosis of melorheostosis includes myositis ossificans, synovial osteochondromatosis, osteoma, parosteal osteosarcoma, focal scleroderma, and Caffey disease
. Combined clinical examination and full radiological workup can accurately differentiate diagnoses.
, or Infantile Cortical Hyperostosis, is a rare, self=limiting disorder of unknown etiology and affecting infants, usually younger than 6 months of age.