Journal of Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 118--121

Odontogenic myxoma- A rare case report


Kathoju Mounika, Surekha Ramulu, Guttikonda Venkateswara Rao, M Praveen Kumar 
 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Mamata Dental College, Khammam, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kathoju Mounika
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Mamata Dental College, Khammam - 507 002, Telangana
India

Odontogenic myxoma is benign, slow-growing, locally aggressive tumour arising from the ectomesenchyme of a developing tooth. It is the third most common odontogenic tumour. It occurs mainly in the 2nd and 3rd decades with slight predilection in females, and the mandible is more commonly involved than the maxilla. The lesion often grows without symptoms and presents as a painless swelling. Radiographic features are variable with a unilocular or multilocular radiolucency showing honeycomb, soap bubble or tennis racket pattern with cortical plate expansion. Histologically odontogenic myxoma shows loosely arranged stellate to spindle shaped cells interspersed in myxoid matrix. A case of odontogenic myxoma in 46- year-old female patient involving the right maxilla resulting in gross facial deformity within a span of 6 months is reported.


How to cite this article:
Mounika K, Ramulu S, Rao GV, Kumar M P. Odontogenic myxoma- A rare case report.J NTR Univ Health Sci 2019;8:118-121


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Mounika K, Ramulu S, Rao GV, Kumar M P. Odontogenic myxoma- A rare case report. J NTR Univ Health Sci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Jan 29 ];8:118-121
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