An expanded odontogenic myxoma in maxilla.
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]
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Jan 01, 2010
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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