Compound odontoma in anterior maxilla


Author(s): Ramesh Kunusoth, Vikas Sahu, Afreen Fathima, Rathod Prakash, Sampath Kumar Pala, Kotya Naik Maloth

Odontomas are commonly reported in the dental literature, as they arise from odontogenic epithelium referred as mixed odontogenic tumor. It is considered to be hamartomas rather than tumor, characterized by an abnormal calcified mass of dental tissues like enamel, dentin, pulp and cementum. World Health Organization (WHO) classified odontoma into two types, compound and complex types based on radiological features. The exact etiology is unknown, but based on the literature postulated causes included local trauma, infection, and genetic mutations. Clinically represented as asymptomatic swelling and pain secondary to infection. Here, we report a case of compound odontoma in anterior maxilla in 20 years female patient.

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  • Andrzej Zdziennicki

    Institute of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical University of Lodz, I Clinic of Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology (Lodz, Poland)

  • Krzysztof Urbanski

    Head of the Oncology Gynecology Clinic, Oncology Center - Instytut im. Maria Sklodowska Curie, Department in Krakow (Krakow, Poland)

  • Andrzej Szawlowski

    Klinika Nowotworow Gornego Odcinka Uklad Digestii, Oncology Center - Institute (Warsaw, Poland)

  • Skowronska-Gardas

    Department of Radiotherapy, Oncology Center-Institute (Warsaw, Poland)

  • Serban-Dan Costa

    Head of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic of the University of Otto von Guericke (Magdeburg, Germany)