The odontogenic tumors are an unusual group of lesions of the jaws derived from embryologic tooth-forming tissues and presenting in a large number of histologic patterns. More common in pediatric age and adolescence than in adult age, the odontogenic tumors can be observed casually or-after the appearance of nonspecific symptoms. Because of their slow-growth tendency, usually they do not cause pain. The odontogenic tumors grow in the jaw, through the haversian system; without metastasis but with and high probability of relapse. A retrospective study of 86 cases treated between 1997 and 2005 is reported. The percent of diagnosed cases that were benign was 98.8%, and just one case of malign neoplasm is reported. The most frequent tumor accounted for in the reported sample was odontoma (39.5%) followed by odontogenic fibroma (12.8%). Ameloblastoma and myxoma showed the same incidence (11.6%). Early diagnosis, together with a correct histologic diagnosis, allows a preservative and effective surgical treatment and is necessary to reduce the risk of relapse.
|Titolo:||Odontogenic tumors in childhood : a retrospective study of 86 treated cases. Importance of a correct histopathologic diagnosis|
|Autori interni:||FARRONATO, GIAMPIETRO (Ultimo)|
|Parole Chiave:||Ameloblastoma; Histologic diagnosis; Odontogenic tumor; Odontoma|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/28 - Malattie Odontostomatologiche|
|Data di pubblicazione:||lug-2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1097/SCS.0b013e31805151d3|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|