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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 179-182
Compact osteoma of the maxilla: A rare case report


1 Department of Periodontics, Sri Rajiv Gandhi College of Dental Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, VS Dental College and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Umesh Yadalam
Department of Periodontics, Sri Rajiv Gandhi College of Dental Sciences, Bengaluru - 560 032, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.JOMFP_223_19

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Osteomas of the facial bones are a rare entity and very few cases have been reported in the literature.Osteoma is a benign osteogenic lesion with a very slow growth, characterized by proliferation of either cancellous or compact bone. This paper describes a case of a 27 year old male seeking treatment for a slowly enlarging lesion in the maxillary right anterior region. Surgical excision of the lesion was done and the histopathologic evaluation revealed dense compact bone with osteocytes in the lacunae suggestive of compact osteoma. One year followup showed no evidence of recurrence. To best of our knowledge this is the twelfth case of maxillary osteoma reported in English language literature.


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