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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

June 2007
Volume 38 , Issue 6

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Large complex odontoma associated with a primary tooth

Illker Ozec, DDS, PhD / Erdem Kilic, DDS / Hasan Yeler, DDS, PhD / Fahrettin Goze, MD / Defne Yeler, DDS

Pages: 521524
PMID: 17625637

Odontomas are developmental malformations of dental tissues, and they may interfere with the eruption of the associated tooth. Odontomas have limited growth potential, and their occurrence in the primary dentition is uncommon. This article describes a case of a large complex odontoma in a 5.2-year-old boy that prevented eruption of the mandibular left lateral incisor. The odontoma was surgically removed, routine follow-up was done for more than a year, and no recurrence was seen. (Quintessence Int 2007;38:521524)

Key words: anterior mandible, complex odontoma, mixed tumor, odontogenic tumor, opaque lesion, primary tooth

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