Peripheral mandibular osteoma above the mental foramen


EMES Y. , Dincer O., AYBAR B. , Oncu B., ATALAY B. , Tekkesin M. S. , ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STOMATOLOGY & OCCLUSION MEDICINE, vol.4, pp.162-165, 2011 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12548-011-0026-3
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STOMATOLOGY & OCCLUSION MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.162-165

Abstract

Introduction Osteomas are rare benign osteogenic lesions commonly seen in the maxillofacial region. Osteomas in the maxillofacial region are normally asymptomatic until the patient develops complications due to asymmetry and malocclusion. Osteomas can be either peripheral, central or extraskeletal. Central osteomas are of endosteal origin whereas peripheral osteomas originate from the periosteum. Peripheral osteomas are more common in the mandible than the maxilla. The aim of this article is to report a case of a mandibular osteoma above the mental foramen.