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CASE REPORT

Odontoma- A Benign Mixed Odontogenic Tumor –Report of Two Cases

Bharanippriyaa V, Preethe M, Umamaheswari G, Vidyalakshmi S

Keywords : Compound odontoma, Hamartomatous lesion, Mixed odontogenic tumor,Odontoma

Citation Information : V B, M P, G U, S V. Odontoma- A Benign Mixed Odontogenic Tumor –Report of Two Cases. 2017; 7 (1):32-36.

DOI: 10.5005/jsd-7-1-32

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-06-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The term Odontoma was coined by Paul Broca in 1869, who defined it as a tumor formed by overgrowth of complete dental tissue. Odontomas constitute about 22% of the odontogenic tumours of the jaws. Here we report 2 cases in the age range of 9-12 years visited our OPD with the chief complaint of missing teeth. Routine clinical, radiographic and histopathological examination revealed the presence of compound odontoma which was removed surgically. Being a benign odontogenic neoplasm early diagnosis of odontomas ensure better prognosis.


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