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Natl J Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Jul;1(2):183-6. doi: 10.4103/0975-5950.79227.

Odontogenic myxoma: Report of two cases.

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, St Joseph Dental College and Hospital, Duggirala, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India.


Odontogenic tumors represents a broad spectrum of lesions ranging from benign to malignant to dental hamartomas all arising from odontogenic residues, that is, the odontogenic epithelium, ectomesenchyme with variable amounts of dental hard tissues formed in the same sequence as in normal tooth development. We report two cases of myxoma, which were misdiagnosed initially and latter, reported as odontogenic myxoma; and were treated by conservative surgical excision in one case and radical resection with hemimandibulectomy in the other case.


Ectomesenchyme; epithelium; hamartoma; myxoma; odontogenic

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