TITLE

Large erupted complex odontoma

AUTHOR(S)
Vasudevan, Vijeev; Manjunath, V.; Bavle, Radhika Manoj
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine & Radiology;Apr-Jun2009, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p92
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
Odontomas are a heterogeneous group of jaw bone lesions, classified as odontogenic tumors which usually include well-diversified dental tissues. Odontoma is a term introduced to the literature by Broca in 1867. Trauma, infection and hereditary factors are the possible causes of forming this kind of lesions. Among odontogenic tumors, they constitute about 2/3 of cases. These lesions usually develop slowly and asymptomatically, and in most cases they do not cross the bone borders. Two types of odontoma are recognized: compound and complex. Complex odontomas are less common than the compound variety in the ratio 1:2.3. Eruption of an odontoma in the oral cavity is rare. We present a case of complex odontoma, in which apparent eruption has occurred in the area of the right maxillary second molar region.
ACCESSION #
46816638

 

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