Hyperostosis Corticalis Generalisata, benign form of worth with Torus Palatinus

Hyperostosis Corticalis Generalisata, benign form of worth with Torus Palatinus: This condition is characterized by cortical thickening of the long bones without alteration in external shape and a remarkable resistance to bone fractures. This disorder has a late age of onset with the facial metamorphoses occurring in adolescence. These metamorphoses include a flattened forehead, elongated mandible, and a decreased gonial angle. An enlarged torus palatinus develops in the hard palate which can lead to malocclusion of the teeth. Radiographs reveal increased density of the calvarium, mandible, and endosteal surface of the long bones (Van Wesenbeeck et al., 2003).