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J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2000 Feb;26(1):105-108. Korean. Case Report.
Eune JJ , Lim JJ , Lim CY , Lee JH , Choi JY .
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, Seoul National University.
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, College of Dentistry, Seoul National University.
Abstract

Odontogenic myxoma is one of rare tumors in oral and maxillofacial region and it is thought to be mesenchymal or ectomesenchymal origin. Its characteristics are benign and non-metastatic but it has the potential of local invasion and high recurrence rate. It originally occurs in atrium of heart and in central case, my xoma is located mainly in the maxilla and mandible. Most odontogenic myxoma develops in 2nd or 3rd decades of life and rarely occurs in child or older persons over fifty. The distribution of reported cases between the sexes is similar and the maxilla and mandible are equally affected or slightly higher in mandible. Clinically it is usually asymptomatic, however it can cause pain and paresthesia is complained in the advanced stages. Displacement and mobility of teeth have also been reported Odontogenic myxoma is not a frequent tumor, but in case of slow and painless growing tumor it must be considered as a differential diagnosis.

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