Odontogenic Myxoma Involving the Maxilla: Case Report of a Rare Entity

Shivamurthy, Archana and Vasudevan, Geetha and Jaiprakash, Padmapriya and Nayak, Dipak Ranjan and Bhandarkar, Ajay M (2015) Odontogenic Myxoma Involving the Maxilla: Case Report of a Rare Entity. IJSS Case Reports & Reviews, 1 (11). pp. 1-4.

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Odontogenic myxomas (OMs) are rare, benign, slow-growing tumors that may arise in the maxilla. They are known to have a female predilection and present as a painless mass commonly in the second or third decade of life, comprising 3-6% of all odontogenic tumors. They show a locally aggressive behavior, are radioresistant tumor and hence the need for early recognition and surgical resection. A high rate of recurrence has also been noted owing to its infiltrative pattern of growth and lack of capsule. Clinical and radiological aspects of maxillary OMs are not conclusive hence it is necessary to have a histopathological exam for the final diagnosis. We present a case of OM involving the maxilla in a 51-year-old female patient. The various histopathological differentials are also discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Maxilla; Myxoma; Odontogenic; Painless
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2015 04:35
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2015 04:35
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142995

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