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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27-30
Pediatric jaw tumors: Our experience


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Susmita Saxena
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Subharti Dental College, NH-58, Meerut Bypass Road, Meerut - 250 005, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.92969

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Background : Reports of series of central jaw tumours in children are rare hence predicting their biological behaviour as well as treatment, prognosis have not been documented from this part of the world. Aim : To study retrospectively, the paediatric central jaw tumours, reported to our institute with relation to site of occurrence, presentation and biological behaviour. Materials and Methods : All consecutive patients (<18 years), between 2004-2010, histologically diagnosed as having an intraosseous tumour or tumour-like lesions formed the study population. Patients fulfilling the inclusion criteria were only considered for further study. The entire study material was analyzed and grouped into various categories for logical conclusions. The data accumulated were grouped, entered and analyzed. Results : Sixty-one cases fulfilled the criteria. Gender distribution was equal, with mandible predominance (2.2:1) and a predominance of non-odontogenic lesions (2:1). There were 4 malignant and 57 benign conditions. Anterior jaw lesions were 23 while 38 were present in the posterior region of jaws (1:1:6). Conclusions : The pattern of central jaw tumours presentation in children from this part of India has been documented. In this study, paediatric jaw tumours are less common compared to those in adults with non-odontogenic tumours being common. The finding of the present study indicates that an impacted tooth, beyond the eruption time deserves more attention for the reason of associated pathologies in children.


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