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IP International Journal of Maxillofacial Imaging

Peripheral osteoma of the mandible –an unusual presentation

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Author Details: Sa Sravanthi Gadwalwari*,Santan Reddy Muthyam,Ramlal Gantala,Rama Raju D,Shrinidhi Reddy Banda

Volume : 4

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2581-3838

Print ISSN : 2581-382X

Article First Page : 102

Article End Page : 105


Osteoma is a benign osteogenic, mostly asymptomatic tumour characterized by proliferation of cancellous/compact bone. It is one of the rare entity with 0.01-0.4% prevalence, and 2.9% of all tumors; 12.1% of all benign tumors. This could be Central, Peripheral, or Extra-skeletal in location mostly occurring in the Cranio-facial bones. Peripheral osteomas are rare to occur in the jaws with predilection to mandibular lingual aspect of body, angle, and inferior border. We here report a case of 15 year boy with swelling in front of left ear. Clinical and radiographic examination brought us to a working diagnosis as Osteoma in the buccal aspect of left ramus of mandible, which is huge in size. Thorough examination is done to rule out any syndromes associated with it, such as Gardner’s Syndrome. Following which surgical excision is done under general anesthesia, and an 8 months regular follow-up reveals no recurrence.

Keywords: Osteoma, Osteogenic, Benign.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2581-3838.2018.0026