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An expanded odontogenic myxoma in maxilla.

Authors
  • Chrcanovic, Bruno Ramos1
  • do Amaral, Márcio Bruno Figueiredo
  • Marigo, Helenice de Andrade
  • Freire-Maia, Belini
  • 1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Av. Raja Gabaglia, 1000/1209-Gutierrez-Belo Horizonte, MG-CEP 30380-090, Brazil. [email protected] , (Brazil)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Stomatologija
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2010
Volume
12
Issue
4
Pages
122–128
Identifiers
PMID: 21266837
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Odontogenic myxomas are considered to be a benign odontogenic tumor with locally aggressive behavior, non-metastasizing neoplasm of the jaw bones. It derives from the dental mesenchyme or periodontal ligament. Despite the benign nature of these lesions, there is a high rate of local recurrence after curettage alone and in certain cases requires adequate resection. This paper describes a case of a large odontogenic myxoma in the maxilla, emphasizing a discussion on the differential diagnosis related to radiological findings and the surgical treatment.

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