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Intraosseous Odontoma

Shadab Mohammad, Laxman R Malkunje, Nimisha Singh

Citation Information : Mohammad S, Malkunje LR, Singh N. Intraosseous Odontoma. World J Dent 2011; 2 (3):277-279.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1097

Published Online: 01-09-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Odontomes show no gender predilection, and are most often diagnosed in the second decade of life. They are preferentially located in the upper maxilla, particularly in the anterior sector. Compound odontome are more prevalent than complex odontome, and show no predilection in terms of patient gender, age or location. We hereby report a case of large compound odontome in the mandibular angle region of a 55- year-old woman.

Most such lesions are asymptomatic and constitute casual findings in X-ray studies indicated for other reasons. The most common clinical manifestations are absence of impacted teeth and the presence of a tumor. Treatment consists of surgical removal of the lesion. The prognosis is very good, with a scant tendency towards relapse.

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