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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2015, Article ID 835171, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/835171
Case Report

Ectopic Compound Odontoma in the Buccal Mucosa: Report of a Rare Case

1Department of Oral Pathology, Drs Sudha & Nageswara Rao Siddhartha Institute of Dental Sciences, Chinoutpalli, Gannavaram, Krishna, Andhra Pradesh 521 286, India
2Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Drs Sudha & Nageswara Rao Siddhartha Institute of Dental Sciences, Gannavaram, Andhra Pradesh 521 286, India

Received 18 December 2014; Revised 12 February 2015; Accepted 19 February 2015

Academic Editor: Luis Junquera

Copyright © 2015 Aparna Venigalla 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

Eruption of tooth into extraosseous locations is an extremely rare condition. We report a case of a six-year-old girl child with tooth-like structure erupting from the right buccal mucosa. Clinical, radiographic, and histopathologic examination suggested the diagnosis of compound odontoma. Very few cases have been reported so far, where tooth has been located completely in the soft tissue and a variety of names have been used for that condition. A brief review of the literature and the ambiguity in naming the situation is discussed.