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Unusually large erupted complex odontoma: A rare case report.

Bagewadi SB, Kukreja R, Suma GN, Yadav B, Sharma H - Imaging Sci Dent (2015)

Bottom Line: Odontomas are nonaggressive, hamartomatous developmental malformations composed of mature tooth substances and may be compound or complex depending on the extent of morphodifferentiation or on their resemblance to normal teeth.They are usually asymptomatic in nature.Occasionally, these tumors become large, causing bone expansion followed by facial asymmetry.

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Affiliation: Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, ITS Centre for Dental Studies and Research, Murad Nagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

ABSTRACT
Odontomas are nonaggressive, hamartomatous developmental malformations composed of mature tooth substances and may be compound or complex depending on the extent of morphodifferentiation or on their resemblance to normal teeth. Among them, complex odontomas are relatively rare tumors. They are usually asymptomatic in nature. Occasionally, these tumors become large, causing bone expansion followed by facial asymmetry. Odontoma eruptions are uncommon, and thus far, very few cases of erupted complex odontomas have been reported in the literature. Here, we report the case of an unusually large, painless, complex odontoma located in the right posterior mandible.

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A. Ground section of complex odontoma (40×). B. Hematoxylin and eosin stained at 10× magnification. C. Hematoxylin and eosin stained at 40× magnification
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Figure 6: A. Ground section of complex odontoma (40×). B. Hematoxylin and eosin stained at 10× magnification. C. Hematoxylin and eosin stained at 40× magnification

Mentions: After excision, the specimen was sent for histopathological examination, which revealed conglomerate masses of dental hard and soft tissues arranged haphazardly (Fig. 5). Relatively large quantities of irregularly deposited mature tubular dentin, enclosing clefts and hollow circular spaces representing enamel-like tissue, were seen, which confirmed the diagnosis of a complex odontoma (Fig. 6). The patient has been kept under follow-up after the surgical excision and has had a healthy and disease-free life since the surgery.


Unusually large erupted complex odontoma: A rare case report.

Bagewadi SB, Kukreja R, Suma GN, Yadav B, Sharma H - Imaging Sci Dent (2015)

A. Ground section of complex odontoma (40×). B. Hematoxylin and eosin stained at 10× magnification. C. Hematoxylin and eosin stained at 40× magnification
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Figure 6: A. Ground section of complex odontoma (40×). B. Hematoxylin and eosin stained at 10× magnification. C. Hematoxylin and eosin stained at 40× magnification
Mentions: After excision, the specimen was sent for histopathological examination, which revealed conglomerate masses of dental hard and soft tissues arranged haphazardly (Fig. 5). Relatively large quantities of irregularly deposited mature tubular dentin, enclosing clefts and hollow circular spaces representing enamel-like tissue, were seen, which confirmed the diagnosis of a complex odontoma (Fig. 6). The patient has been kept under follow-up after the surgical excision and has had a healthy and disease-free life since the surgery.

Bottom Line: Odontomas are nonaggressive, hamartomatous developmental malformations composed of mature tooth substances and may be compound or complex depending on the extent of morphodifferentiation or on their resemblance to normal teeth.They are usually asymptomatic in nature.Occasionally, these tumors become large, causing bone expansion followed by facial asymmetry.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, ITS Centre for Dental Studies and Research, Murad Nagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

ABSTRACT
Odontomas are nonaggressive, hamartomatous developmental malformations composed of mature tooth substances and may be compound or complex depending on the extent of morphodifferentiation or on their resemblance to normal teeth. Among them, complex odontomas are relatively rare tumors. They are usually asymptomatic in nature. Occasionally, these tumors become large, causing bone expansion followed by facial asymmetry. Odontoma eruptions are uncommon, and thus far, very few cases of erupted complex odontomas have been reported in the literature. Here, we report the case of an unusually large, painless, complex odontoma located in the right posterior mandible.

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Related in: MedlinePlus