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CASE REPORT
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 92-97

Large erupted complex odontoma


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Science and Hospital, Hunasamaranhalli, via Yelankha, Bengaluru-562 157, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Science and Hospital, Hunasamaranhalli, via Yelankha, Bengaluru-562 157, India

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Vijeev Vasudevan
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Science and Hospital, Hunasamaranhalli, via Yelankha, Bengaluru-562 157
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-1363.57887

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Odontomas are a heterogeneous group of jaw bone lesions, classified as odontogenic tumors which usually include well-diversified dental tissues. Odontoma is a term introduced to the literature by Broca in 1867. Trauma, infection and hereditary factors are the possible causes of forming this kind of lesions. Among odontogenic tumors, they constitute about 2/3 of cases. These lesions usually develop slowly and asymptomatically, and in most cases they do not cross the bone borders. Two types of odontoma are recognized: compound and complex. Complex odontomas are less common than the compound variety in the ratio 1:2.3. Eruption of an odontoma in the oral cavity is rare. We present a case of complex odontoma, in which apparent eruption has occurred in the area of the right maxillary second molar region.


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