Cementoma

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Cementoma
SpecialtyDentistry

Cementoma is an odontogenic tumor of cementum. It is usually observed as a benign spherical mass of hard tissue fused to the root of a tooth.[1] It is found most commonly in the mandible in the region of the lower molar teeth, occurring between the ages of 8 to 30 in both sexes with equal frequency .[1] It causes distortion of surrounding areas but is usually a painless growth, at least initially. Considerable thickening of the cementum can often be observed. A periapical form is also recognized. Cementoma is not exclusive to the mandible as it can infrequently occur in other parts of the body such as the long bones.[2]

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Four types of cementomas are described :

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ben Z. Pilch (2001). Head and Neck Surgical Pathology. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. pp. 222–. ISBN 978-0-397-51727-5.
  2. ^ Mellado JM, Mayayo E, Fernández F, Pérez del Palomar L, Camins A, Saurí A (March 2005). "Cementoma of the fibula: imaging findings with histopathologic correlation and review of the literature". Skeletal Radiol. 34 (3): 161–6. doi:10.1007/s00256-004-0822-6. PMID 15365780.

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