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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences
Piracicaba Dental School - UNICAMP
EISSN: 1677-3225
Vol. 7, No. 26, 2008, pp. 1624-1626
Bioline Code: os08031
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences, Vol. 7, No. 26, 2008, pp. 1624-1626

 en Gingival peripheral odontoma in a child: case report of an uncommon lesion
Bernardes, Vanessa de Fátima; Cota, Luis Otávio de Miranda; Costa, Fernando de Oliveira; Mesquita, Ricardo Alves; Gomez, Ricardo Santiago & Aguiar, Maria Cássia Ferreira


Odontoma in an extraosseous location represents a challenge for diagnosis. This article reports a case of peripheral odontoma and its clinical presentation, histological evaluation and treatment. A 12-year-old boy reported a firm asymptomatic gingival mass in the anterior maxilla with two years of evolution. The procedures for diagnosis included intraoral examination, excisional biopsy and histological analysis. The diagnosis was peripheral odontoma. The follow-up revealed no sign of recurrence. Peripheral odontoma is rare and the differential diagnosis with other gingival masses is rather difficult and must include inflammatory and reactive processes. The definitive diagnosis is based on microscopic features.

Extraosseous odontoma, diagnosis, gingival lesion.

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