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The Enigma Unveiled: Expansile Compound-complex Odontoma in the Anterior Maxilla of a Teenager

Yaser Ali Alhazmi

Keywords : Case report, Complex odontoma, Compound odontoma, Impacted tooth, Maxilla, Odontoma, Odontogenic tumors

Citation Information : Alhazmi YA. The Enigma Unveiled: Expansile Compound-complex Odontoma in the Anterior Maxilla of a Teenager. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2024; 17 (1):82-85.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-2735

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 14-03-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Aim and objective: The objective of this case report is to offer insight into an expansive compound-complex odontoma located in the anterior maxilla of a 15-year-old male. The focus is placed on the importance of early detection and the progressive comprehension of odontomas. Background: Odontomas are common odontogenic lesions that are frequently discovered during examinations for delayed tooth eruption. There are two distinct classifications for odontomas—compound odontomas and complex odontomas. With its own each set of characteristics. A timely diagnosis is critical for avoiding complications. Case description: A male individual aged 15 years exhibited an expansive compound-complex odontoma located in the anterior maxilla. The clinical examination showed delayed tooth eruption and asymptomatic swelling. The radiographic images showed a radiopaque mass with tooth-like structures and radiolucent borders affecting the surrounding dentition. A surgical excision procedure was conducted, followed by a subsequent histopathological examination confirming the diagnosis of compound-complex odontoma. The patient continued orthodontic treatment after a 1-year follow-up without recurrence. Clinical significance: This case emphasizes the importance of regular dental exams in detecting odontomas early. This observation also highlights the growing understanding of odontomas as hamartomatous odontogenic malformations and the challenges of diagnosing them clinically. Additional molecular investigations are required to facilitate the classification and elucidation of genetic factors.

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