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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 331-334

Leiomyoma of the maxilla: Case report with review of literature


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, College of Dental Science, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vokkaligara Sangha Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology, KLE Institute of Dental Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Siddana Gouda Siddana
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, College of Dental Science, Amargadh, Bhavnagar, Gujarat
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-1363.145021

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Leiomyoma is a benign smooth muscle tumor that may appear in any location of the body and is most commonly seen in the uterus and gastrointestinal tract. The occurrence of leiomyoma is rare in the orofacial region due to the scarcity of smooth muscles in this region. Overall incidence in the orofacial region is 0.065%. It is most commonly seen in the age group of 40-50 years without much gender difference. Clinically, it appears as a well-defined asymptomatic swelling. Histologically, angioleiomyoma is the most common type of leiomyoma in the orofacial region. Management is done by surgical excision with safe margins. Recurrence of the tumor is rare. We hereby present a case of leiomyoma at a rare site, its treatment, and a review of literature.


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