Compound Odontome: A Case Report
Vrinda Sharma, Prerna Panthri, Vivek Rana
Calcified, Compound, Extraction, Mandible, Odontomes
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Sharma V, Panthri P, Rana V. Compound Odontome: A Case Report. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2019; 12 (1):64-67.
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Introduction: Odontomas generally appear as small, solitary, or multiple radio-opaque lesions found on routine radiographic examinations. Traditionally, odontomas have been classified as benign odontogenic tumors and are subdivided into complex or compound odontomas morphologically. Frequently, they interfere with the eruption of the teeth.
Case report: This paper describes the case of a compound odontoma in a 10-year-old boy diagnosed after extraction of the retained right primary mandibular first molar in the radiograph. A surgical excision was performed and the histopathological examination revealed a compound odontome.
Conclusion: Early diagnosis of odontomas and complete removal ensures better prognosis.
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