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Oral Oncol. 2003 Sep;39(6):626-9.

Solitary adult myofibroma of the mandible simulating an odontogenic cyst.

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University Dental Hospital of Manchester, Higher Cambridge Street, Manchester M15 6FH, UK.


The solitary adult myofibroma is a rare lesion but has a predilection for the head and neck. Intraosseous lesions are common in childhood but uncommon in adults. The lesion is considered to be completely benign but there is the potential for it being confused with more aggressive spindle cell tumours. Histologically it is characterised by two cell types arranged in a biphasic pattern; namely centrally positioned small rounded cells with pale staining nuclei and eosinophilic cytoplasm and peripherally elongated spindle cells. A case is reported of a 34-year-old female patient who presented with a solitary myofibroma in the lower third molar region of the mandible which clinically and radiographically simulated an odontogenic cyst.

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