Indian Journal of Dental Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 437--440

Peripheral odontogenic myxoma


Sanober Tasnime1, Chitrapriya Saxena2, Vishal Bansal1, Vijay Wadhwan2 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Subharti Dental College and Hospital, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Subharti Dental College and Hospital, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Chitrapriya Saxena
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Subharti Dental College and Hospital, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
India

Odontogenic myxomas are a rare benign odontogenic mesenchymal tumor found exclusively in the tooth-bearing area of the jaw and are usually located centrally in the mandible. Soft tissue localization is rarely seen and is classified as peripheral odontogenic myxoma (POM). POM is slow growing and less aggressive as compared to central myxoma. It has a low recurrence rate, comprises 3-6% of all odontogenic tumors. Only a few cases of POM on maxillary gingiva are reported in the literature. Here, we present an unusual case of primary POM occurring in the gingiva of anterior maxilla in a 14-year-old female patient.


How to cite this article:
Tasnime S, Saxena C, Bansal V, Wadhwan V. Peripheral odontogenic myxoma.Indian J Dent Res 2016;27:437-440


How to cite this URL:
Tasnime S, Saxena C, Bansal V, Wadhwan V. Peripheral odontogenic myxoma. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 Jun 23 ];27:437-440
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