ODONTOMA: CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE

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ASHISH HANDA
SUNIL BENNUR
JASLEEN KAUR HANDA

Abstract

Odontoma is the most common benign tumor of odontogenic origin, characterized by mixed histological features and diverse clinical presentation. Although the exact etiology is unknown, the postulated causes include local trauma, infection, inheritance, genetic mutation. Here, we report a case of compound odontome in 6 year old male patient. They are usually asymptomatic but sometimes can be associated with eruption disturbances. The gross findings showed a calcified mass resembling a small tooth like denticle. Histology showed a mass of tooth like structure consisting of enamel matrix, dentin and pulp. Definitive diagnosis of compound composite odontoma was made by correlating the clinical, radiographic and histologic findings. The recommended treatment is total surgical removal with proper histopathologic evaluation to confirm the diagnosis.

Keywords:
Odontome, odontoma, complex, composite, dentin, histopathology.

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HANDA, A., BENNUR, S., & HANDA, J. K. (2019). ODONTOMA: CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE. Journal of Disease and Global Health, 12(1), 21–25. Retrieved from http://www.ikprress.org/index.php/JODAGH/article/view/4761
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Case Report