A LARGE ODONTOGENIC MYXOMA OF THE MANDIBLE
A rare case and review of literature.
Objectives: Odontogenic Myxoma (OM) is rare tumour of the hard sclerous and soft tissues of the body. This report reviewed the existing published literature on the term while a case of large odontogenic myxoma is reported in a 23yr old woman, clinical, radiogical and histological feature are presented.
Materials and methods: A 23yr old woman presented in the Maxillofacial Clinic of Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Kaduna with a 3years history of lower jaw tumour. Biopsy specimen taken from the lesion showed OM and resection of the mandible was done under general anaesthesia.
Results: At 3-year post-operative review, clinical and radiogical features showed no sign of recurrence.
Conclusion: OM is known for recurrence, the treatment plan should consider the age, sex of the patient, the site and size of the lesion and adequate follow up is required to rule out recurrences.