A Rare Case of Peripheral Compound Odontoma and Review of the Literature

SOLUK TEKKEŞİN M., Balkan B., Akatay D. K., Atalay B.

HEAD & NECK PATHOLOGY, vol.16, no.3, pp.913-917, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12105-022-01421-0
  • Journal Name: HEAD & NECK PATHOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.913-917
  • Keywords: Peripheral odontoma, Extraosseous odontogenic tumors, Odontoma, Compound odontoma, ODONTOGENIC-TUMORS
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Peripheral or extraosseous odontogenic tumors are rare oral soft tissue enlargements which demonstrate the same histologic features of their intraosseous counterparts but emerge in gingiva and mucosa. In this paper we report a case of peripheral odontoma in a 12-years-old female patient presented asymptomatic swelling in the palatal site. After the clinical and radiographic examination, excisional biopsy was applied to the lesion located entirely in the soft tissue of maxillary incisors. Histopathologically presence of tooth-like structures containing dentin with regular canals and partly enamel matrix were observed. Our aim is to present the extremely rare case of peripheral odontoma and to review the literature for demonstrating the frequency and clinicopathologic features of this entity.