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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 430619, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/430619
Case Report

Solitary Peripheral Osteoma of the Angle of the Mandible

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pimpri, Pune 411018, India
2Department of Oral Pathology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pimpri, Pune 411018, India
3Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sinhgad Dental College and Hospital, Pune 411041, India

Received 16 April 2015; Revised 6 August 2015; Accepted 20 August 2015

Academic Editor: Junichi Asaumi

Copyright © 2015 Kapil Kshirsagar 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

Solitary peripheral osteoma is a benign, slow-growing osteogenic tumor arising from craniofacial bones such as the sinus, temporal, or jaw bones but rarely originating from the mandible. Osteoma consists of compact or cancellous bone that may be of peripheral, central, or extraskeletal type. Peripheral osteoma arises from the periosteum and is commonly a unilateral, pedunculated mushroom-like mass. Solitary peripheral osteomas are characterized by well-defined, rounded, or oval radiopaque mass in the computed tomography. Although multiple osteomas of the jaws are a hallmark of Gardner’s syndrome (familial adenomatous polyposis), nonsyndromic cases are typically solitary. Herein, we report a rare case of solitary peripheral osteoma of the angle of the mandible in a 27-year-old female with clinical, radiologic, and histopathologic findings.