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J Indian Soc Periodontol. 2013 Sep;17(5):653-6. doi: 10.4103/0972-124X.119287.

Peripheral odontogenic myxoma of maxillary gingiva: A rare clinical entity.

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  • 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, M. R. Ambedkar Dental College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

Odontogenic myxoma comprises 3-6% of all odontogenic tumors. Odontogenic myxomas are relatively rare benign mesenchymal tumors found exclusively in the tooth-bearing areas of the jaw and are usually located centrally in the mandible. Soft-tissue localization is rarely seen and is classified as peripheral myxoma. Peripheral myxoma is slow growing and less aggressive, as compared to the central myxoma. It has a low recurrence rate. Till date, only few cases of maxillary gingival myxomas are reported in the literature. Here, we present an unusual case of primary peripheral odontogenic myxoma occurring in the gingiva of anterior maxilla in a 41-year-old female patient.

KEYWORDS:

Gingiva; myxoma; odontogenic tumor; peripheral

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PMC3808023
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