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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 345479, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/345479
Case Report

Odontogenic Fibromyxoma of Maxilla: A Rare Case Report

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Panineeya Institute of Dental Sciences, Road No. 5, Kamala Nagar, Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500060, India
2Department of Dental Surgery, Mediciti Hospital, Near Secretariate, Hyderabad, India
3Department of Pedodontics, Panineeya Institute of Dental Sciences, Hyderabad, India

Received 8 January 2013; Accepted 6 February 2013

Academic Editors: A. Epivatianos, C. S. Farah, and L. J. Oesterle

Copyright © 2013 G. Siva Prasad Reddy et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Fibromyxoma is a rare odontogenic tumour which is benign, but locally aggressive. The etiology of these tumours is unknown, but because of its limitation to the teeth bearing areas and occasional presence of odontogenic epithelial fragments within the tumour which suggest that it is of odontogenic origin. It is a slow growing painless tumour that frequently occurs in second and third decades of life. Females are more commonly affected than males. The tumour can cause gradual expansion of the cortical plates and cause loosening and displacement of teeth, although root resorption may be rare. The surgical treatment of these tumours consists of complete enucleation or radical excision. The aim of this paper is to present the rarity of a fibromyxoma of the maxilla.