Peripheral Osteoma of the Mandibular Notch: Report of a Case
Iranian Journal of Radiology: 10 (2); 74-6
May 19, 2013
Article Type: Case Report
December 9, 2011
August 22, 2012
K, et al. Peripheral Osteoma of the Mandibular Notch: Report of a Case,
Iran J Radiol.
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Osteoma is a benign, slow-growing osteogenic tumor that sometimes arises from the craniomaxillofacial region, such as the sinus, temporal or jaw bones. Osteoma consists of compact or cancellous bone that may be peripheral, central or extraskeletal type. Peripheral osteoma arises from the periosteum and is commonly a unilateral, pedunculated mushroom-like mass. Peripheral osteoma of the mandible is relatively uncommon, and peripheral osteoma of the mandibular notch is extremely rare, although many cases arise from the mandibular body, angle, condyle, or coronoid process. We report here an unusual peripheral osteoma of the mandibular notch in a 78-year-old nonsyndromic female.
Tomography, X-Ray Computed; Osteoma; Mandible
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