Odontogenic myxoma in the pediatric patient: A literature review and case report

Evlambia Harokopakis-Hajishengallis, Paul Tiwana

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Abstract

Odontogenic myxoma is a rare benign tumor of the jaws which, in most cases, grows slowly and asymptomatically. In general, the radiographic features are not pathognomonic of the lesion and the histologic characteristics are similar to the normal follicular and dental papilla tissue. Most reported cases involve noticeable expansile lesions in the jaws of individuals older than 10. The purpose of this report was to present the case of a maxillary odontogenic myxoma diagnosed in an asymptomatic 7-year-old girl on routine dental radiologic examination. The lesion's clinical, radiographic, and histological features and the treatment are discussed and compared to similar cases reported in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-414
Number of pages6
JournalPediatric dentistry
Volume29
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2007

Keywords

  • Child
  • Computed tomography
  • Cone beam
  • Myxofibroma
  • Odontogenic myxoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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