Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 101--104

Leiomyoma of the mandible in a child


BVR Reddy, B Shoba Rani, CH Anuradha, P Chandrasekhar, R Shamala, KP Lingamaneni 
 Department of Oral Pathology, SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences, Takkellapadu, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
BVR Reddy
Department of Oral Pathology, SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences, Takkellapadu, Guntur - 522 509, Andhra Pradesh
India

Leiomyomas are the benign tumors of the smooth muscle that usually arise in the gastrointestinal system and in the uterus. Oral leiomyomas are uncommon due to the paucity of the smooth muscles in the mouth (except in blood vessels) and those of the mandible are extremely rare. Leiomyomas have been classified as solid, angiomyoma (vascular leiomyoma), and epithelioid variants. Here, we report a rare case of leiomyoma of the mandible in a 9-year-old child, together with conventional histopathologic and immunohistochemical findings.


How to cite this article:
Reddy B, Rani B S, Anuradha C H, Chandrasekhar P, Shamala R, Lingamaneni K P. Leiomyoma of the mandible in a child.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2011;15:101-104


How to cite this URL:
Reddy B, Rani B S, Anuradha C H, Chandrasekhar P, Shamala R, Lingamaneni K P. Leiomyoma of the mandible in a child. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Mar 30 ];15:101-104
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