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dc.contributor.authorRallis, G.en
dc.contributor.authorDais, P.en
dc.contributor.authorKostakis, G.en
dc.contributor.authorStathopoulos, Panagiotisen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-19T12:38:43Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-19T12:38:43Zen
dc.date.issued2015-07-10en
dc.identifier.citationJ Maxillofac Oral Surg. 2015 Jun;14(2):176-81.en
dc.identifier.issn0972-8279en
dc.identifier.pmid26028832en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s12663-014-0645-5en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/594022en
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: Odontogenic myxoma (OM) is a benign neoplasm of mesenchymal origin with growth characteristics, clinical behaviour and radiographic presentation similar to those of ameloblastoma. It is an intraosseous neoplasm characterized by stellate and spindleshaped cells embedded in loose myxoid or mucoid extracellular matrix. Although sometimes bony islands that represent residual trabeculae are found throughout the lesion, the formation of osteocement-like calcified spherules within the tumour is an extremely rare phenomenon. REVIEW: We report a very rare case of an OM of the left maxilla exhibiting osteo-cementous metaplasia within the substance of the tumour and beyond the facial skeleton, in the nasopharynx. A review of all four similar cases previously reported in the literature is also presented. CONCLUSION: Whether or not this property to produce significant amounts of bone can be associated with a different biological behavior for this specific variant of OM remains to be proved with the study of more similar cases.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12663-014-0645-5en
dc.titleOsteo-cementum Producing Odontogenic Myxomas. A Literature Review of a Distinctive Varianten
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.typeReviewen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of maxillofacial and oral surgeryen


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