par Arys, A.;Jedwab, Jacques ;Pireaux, Jean-Jacques;Philippart, Christine ;Dourov, Nicolas
Référence Journal of oral pathology & medicine, 18, 7, page (371-376)
Publication Publié, 1989
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : This study was undertaken to investigate the mineral phase of spherulitic calcifications discovered in the pulpous mesenchyme of human primary molars by microradiography. Analytical scanning electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction disclosed that well-crystallized brushite is the major compound of the spherulites. The mechanism leading to the crystallization of brushite is far from well understood. Histologically, on decalcified sections, inflammatory cells and capillaries can be seen trapped in the spherulites. In the light of these findings, it could be suggested that metabolic conditions may promote the crystallization of brushite in the pulp of primary molars.