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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2014, Article ID 854986, 4 pages
Case Report

Large Complex Odontoma of Mandible in a Young Boy: A Rare and Unusual Case Report

Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Panineeya Institute of Dental Sciences, Road No. 5, Kamala Nagar, Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500060, India

Received 7 November 2013; Accepted 6 February 2014; Published 10 April 2014

Academic Editors: L. N. de Souza, L. Manuel Junquera Gutierrez, and M. H. K. Motamedi

Copyright © 2014 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.


Odontomas are the most common odontogenic tumors. They are broadly classified in to Compound Odontoma and Complex Odontoma. Among them complex odontoma is a rare tumor. Occasionally this tumor becomes large, causing expansion of bone followed by facial asymmetry. Otherwise these tumors are asymptomatic and are generally diagnosed on radiographic examination. We report a rare case of complex odontoma of mandible in a young boy. The tumor was treated by surgical excision under general anesthesia.