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Avances en Odontoestomatología

On-line version ISSN 2340-3152Print version ISSN 0213-1285


HARRIS RICARDO, J.; REBOLLEDO COBOS, M.; DIAZ CABALLERO, A.  and  CARBONELL MUNOZ, Z.. Odontoma case series: Review of literature. Av Odontoestomatol [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.1, pp.25-32. ISSN 2340-3152.

Odontoma is the most frequent odontogenic tumor in oral cavity, comprising a mixture of odontogenic cells forming dentin and enamel. It shows cells and normal tissues but in abnormal structure. These tissues are located in the area of the body where it presents its growth. Under radiographic examination may be radiopaque images as a large number of rudimentary teeth called denticles, in this case is known as compound odontoma or presented as conglomerates amorphous radiopaque image, receiving the name of complex odontoma. Its etiology is related to remnants of Malassez paradontals, inflammatory processes. Trauma is sometimes associated with calcifying odontogenic cyst. Generally are asymptomatic, produce tooth retention. Treatment is surgical and recurrence is low. Is reported in the present paper a number of cases that went to the service of dentistry and oral surgery at the University of Cartagena with presumptive diagnosis of odontoma. Surgical procedures were performed to confirm the diagnosis with histopathological analysis.

Keywords : Odontoma; compound odontoma.

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