Benign Osteoblastoma InvolvingMaxilla: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Muhammed, Ajmal and Bokhari, K and Hameed, M.S and Togoo, Rafi (2012) Benign Osteoblastoma InvolvingMaxilla: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Other. Hindawi publications.

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Background. Osteoblastoma is a rare benign tumor. This tumor is characterized by osteoid and bone formation with the presence of numerous osteoblasts. The lesion is more frequently seen in long bones and rarely involves maxilla and mandible. Due to its clinical and histological similarity with other bone tumors such as osteoid osteoma and fibro-osseous lesions, osteoblastoma presents a diagnostic dilemma. Case Report. Very few cases of osteoblastomas involving maxillofacial region have been reported in the literature. This case report involves osteoblastoma involving right maxilla in an 18-year-old male patient. Following detailed clinical examination, radiological interpretation, and histopathological diagnosis, surgical excision was performed. The patient was followed up for a period of 3 years and was disease free. Summary and Conclusion. Benign osteoblastoma involving jaw bones is a rare tumor. There is a close resemblance of this tumor with other lesions such as fibro-osseous lesions and odontogenic tumors and thus faces a diagnostic challenge. Surgical excision with a long-term follow-up gives good prognosis to this lesion—Benign Osteoblastoma.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Subjects: Dentistry
Divisions: College of Dentistry > Dentistry
Depositing User: DR MUHAMMED AJMAL
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2015 16:58
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2015 16:58

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