Imaging Sci Dent.  2011 Sep;41(3):107-113. 10.5624/isd.2011.41.3.107.

Osteomas of the craniofacial region

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, School of Dentistry, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea. ksnah@pusan.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to present the clinical features of a case series of osteomas in the craniofacial region and to compare them with those described in the dental literatures.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
A retrospective study of 18 patients diagnosed with osteomas in the craniofacial region was performed. The age, gender, location, symptoms, and the radiological findings were recorded.
RESULTS
There were 13 women and 5 men from 18 years to 69 years of age (mean age, 42+/-27 years). Fourteen osteomas were found in the mandible (78%), two in frontal sinus, one in sphenoid bone, and one in maxilla.
CONCLUSION
Osteomas are benign tumors composed of mature compact bone or cancellous bone. They are essentially restricted to the craniofacial skeleton and rarely, if ever, are diagnosed in other bones.

Keyword

Osteoma; Jaw; Paranasal Sinuses

MeSH Terms

Female
Frontal Sinus
Humans
Jaw
Male
Mandible
Osteoma
Paranasal Sinuses
Retrospective Studies
Skeleton
Sphenoid Bone
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