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National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 240-242

Peripheral osteoma of maxilla: A case report

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Manubhai Patel Dental College, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Manubhai Patel Dental College, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0975-5950.154848

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Osteoma is a benign osteogenic lesion with a very slow growth, characterized by proliferation of either compact or cancellous bone. Most cases of peripheral osteomas are asymptomatic and produce swelling and asymmetry. Its pathogenesis is unclear but commonly accepted theories propose embryologic, traumatic, or infectious causes. The osteoma may appear in the form of a limited peripheral lesion involving the alveoli or cheek or as a tumoral growth developing inward toward the sinus. Recurrences of osteomas have not been reported in the literature. We report a rare case of maxillary peripheral osteoma with impacted right canine in a 32-year-old female patient.

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