1989 Volume 35 Issue 7 Pages 1982-1987
We present a case of large complex odontoma of the mandible of an 8-year-old female that showed interesting radiographic features and remarkable radioisotope uptake.
The patient visited our hospital with a complaint of delayed eruption of the left mandibular first molar. Radiographic features showed a large radioopaque lesion of the left mandibular body. The tumor was successfully removed by surgical procedure and the mandibular base of the mandible and the mandibular canal were preserved without any functional disorder.
The histopathological specimens suggested that maturing process of odontogenesis was occurring.
We have regarded this case as an immature odontoma or developing odontoma of early stage and discussed the considerations of the clinical diagnosis, radiographic features, histopathological findings and the relationship between the usual odontoma and the other odontogenic tumors such as ameloblastic fibroma or ameloblastic fibro-odontoma and so on.