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Autops Case Rep. 2018 Sep 14;8(3):e2018042. doi: 10.4322/acr.2018.042. eCollection 2018 Jul-Sep.

Odontogenic myxoma in a child treated with enucleation and curettage.

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Universidade de São Paulo (USP), School of Dentistry, Stomatology Department. São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Hospital das Clínicas, Medical School, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
A.C. Camargo Cancer Center, Stomatology Department. São Paulo, SP, Brazil.


Odontogenic myxoma is an aggressive benign odontogenic tumor, accounting for 3-6% of all the odontogenic tumors in adults. The incidence among children is lower. Due to its clinical behavior, there is no consensus on the best treatment. In this paper, the authors report the case of a 9-year-old girl with the diagnosis of odontogenic myxoma. The panoramic X-ray showed an extensive radiolucent lesion involving the left mandibular body causing teeth displacement. The treatment consisted of tumor enucleation followed by vigorous curettage of the bone walls. Both the base of the mandible and the inferior alveolar nerve were preserved. The patient is asymptomatic after 6 months of surgery. The age of the patient and the radiographic features were taken into account when deciding in favor of the conservative treatment.


Diagnosis, Oral; Myxoma; Odontogenic Tumors; Pediatric Dentistry

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