The term is now used to denote leasions that contain all the dental tissues and includes two types, the complex and the compound odontoma.[1] According to the. A case of compound odontomas of the anterior maxilla is discussed. Multiple tooth like structures were discovered upon surgical excision. An odontoma (also termed odontome) is a benign tumour of odontogenic origin Specifically, it A compound odontoma still has the three separate dental tissues (enamel, dentin and cementum), but may present a lobulated appearance.

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J Clin Pediatr Dent. Accessed December 31st, Abstract A case of compound odontomas of the anterior maxilla is discussed.

Both have radiolucent rims, representing dental follicular tissue or, less commonly, a dentigerous cyst. The compound odontoma is composed of multiple, small tooth-like structures. Maxillary occlusal view Click here to view.

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Postoperative intraoral photograph showing good healing of the surgical site. The World Health Organization classifies odontomas from the histopathological perspective as: According to the World Health Organization classification, two distinct types of odontomas are acknowledged: Histologically similar to the layering of normal tooth in the relation of dentin, enamel matrix and pulp Complex: The term odontoma was first coined by Broca ; he defined it as a tumor formed by an overgrowth of complete dental tissues [ 1 ].


Odontomas may be found at any age; however, most are detected in odontoka first coompound decades of life. Presence of cementum was not evident [ Figure 3 ]. An odontoma also termed odontome [1] [2] is a benign tumour [3] of odontogenic origin i.

Compound Odontoma

A co,pound male patient presented with a chief complaint of swelling in the right lower jaw region for 6 months.

National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. J Can Dent Assoc. Compound odontoma Complex odontoma Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma Peripheral odontoma. Diagnostic Histopathology of Tumors: Dens invaginatus is a developmental anomaly resulting from invagination of a portion of crown forming within the enamel organ during odontogenesis.

The purpose of this technique is to preserve as much as possible the surrounding bone tissue in order to promote healing and cause less discomfort to the patient during postoperative time.

Surgical Management of Compound Odontoma Associated with Unerupted Tooth

This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. They occur in the first and second decade of life [ 3 ]. WB Saunders Co; Table of Contents Alerts. Compound odontomas are more commonly found in the anterior maxilla, while complex odontomas tend to favor the posterior mandible.

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View at Google Scholar U. Compound odontoma, hamartoma, odontogenic tumor. Histopathological diagnosis was compatible with compound odontoma.

Compound Odontoma: Differential Diagnosis and Review of the Literature

Ghost cells are especially seen in complex odontoma Figure 8. A part of the specimen was studied by making a ground section. A Textbook of Oral Pathology. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licenseodonyoma permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Complex odontomas should be odojtoma excised because they are characterized by expansion of cortical plates and if left untreated can cause pathological fracture of the bone. The teeth were surgically exposed at a later date and brackets were bonded on to the teeth [Figure – 8] and [Figure – 9]. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Contributed by Kelly Magliocca, D.

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A compoind of a year-old male patient with a compound odontoma-associated of impacted maxillary canine is presented. Ideally, odontomas should be removed when the permanent teeth adjacent to the lesion exhibit about one half of their root development because this ensures safety of the normal permanent teeth and prevents interference with their eruption.

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