J Oral Med Oral Surg
Volume 24, Number 1, January 2018
|Page(s)||29 - 32|
|Section||Cas clinique / Short case report|
|Published online||25 May 2018|
Short Case Report
Peripheral osteoma of the mandibular crest: a short case study
Oral Surgeon (DESCO), Department of Oral Surgery, Dental Service at the Hôpital Bretonneau− AP-HP, Faculty of Medicine Paris XII-UPEC,
2 Faculty of Dentistry, Université Paris Descartes, Hôpital Bretonneau AP-HP Lab EA2496, Paris, France
3 Doctor of Medicine, Pathologist, Paris, France
4 MCU-PH Paris-Descartes, Department of Oral Surgery, Dental Service at the Hôpital Bretonneau− AP-HP, Paris, France
* Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 4 September 2017
Introduction: Osteoma is a benign slow-growing osteogenic neoplasm characterized by the proliferation of cancellous and/or cortical bone. Jaw bones are seldom affected. Observation: We observed a rare case of a patient with a peripheral mandibular osteoma, which was surgically removed. Comments: Frequently asymptomatic, a peripheral osteoma looks like a bony swelling that may be sessile or pedunculated. Imaging examinations show a well-circumscribed radio-opaque mass. Symptomatic osteomas must be surgically excised and submitted for histological evaluation. Conclusion: Excessive osseous healing following a tooth extraction may explain this rare form of osteoma.
Key words: osteoma / peripheral / mandible
© The authors, 2018
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