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Revista Española de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial

On-line version ISSN 2173-9161Print version ISSN 1130-0558


PENA GONZALEZ, I. et al. Cranio-facial osteomas: report of 3 cases and review of the literature. Rev Esp Cirug Oral y Maxilofac [online]. 2006, vol.28, n.5, pp.301-306. ISSN 2173-9161.

Introduction. Osteomas are benign, slow-growing tumors that are located principally in the cranio-maxillo-facial region. Treatment of these silent lesions has resulted in controversy, as their potential for becoming malignant has not been demonstrated. Material and Methods. Three somewhat uncommon cases of craniofacial osteomas located in frontal, ethmoid and mandible bones are presented. Discussion. A revision of the literature is carried out, and a reasoned comparison is made of the attitude taken in the cases presented. The advantages and disadvantages of the treatment carried out are discussed. Conclusions. Each case should be assessed individually in order to decide how it should be dealt with, taking into account the risk derived from the surgery as well as the risk derived from a wait and watch strategy. The type of surgery for these tumors is determined by their size and location.

Keywords : Osteomas; Frontal; Orbital; Mandibular.

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