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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 157614, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/157614
Case Report

Complex Composite Odontoma with Characteristic Histology

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Sri Venkateswara Dental College and Hospital, Thalambur, Chennai 603103, India
2Department of Orthodontics, Sri Venkateswara Dental College and Hospital, Thalambur, Chennai 603103, India
3Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sri Venkateswara Dental College and Hospital, Thalambur, Chennai 603103, India

Received 23 April 2013; Accepted 28 May 2013

Academic Editors: I. El-Hakim and S. R. Watt-Smith

Copyright © 2013 Sujatha Govindrajan 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

Odontomas are the most commonly occurring odontogenic tumors, which are considered by many to be hamartomas rather than neoplasms. These clinically asymptomatic tumors are classified into complex and compound odontomas. They are usually discovered in radiographs and rarely cause bony expansion or infection. This paper discusses a case report of a complex odontoma exhibiting all the structural features and defects of enamel, dentine, and cementum in succession, with an overview on its etiology.