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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 238712, 5 pages
Case Report

Odontogenic Fibromyxoma of the Maxilla: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

1Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, General Hospital “G. Papanikolaou”, Thessaloniki, 57010 Eksoxi, Greece
2Department of Pathology, General Hospital “G. Papanikolaou”, Thessaloniki, 57010 Eksoxi, Greece

Received 11 January 2011; Revised 21 February 2011; Accepted 28 February 2011

Academic Editor: Eugene N. Myers

Copyright © 2011 Eva-Maria Dietrich 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.


Fibromyxoma represents a rare benign neoplasm that mostly affects the posterior region of the mandible. Here, we report the case of a 46-year-old male with a swelling of the right maxilla. After proper diagnosis, he was treated with enucleation and curettage of the tumor. The defect was filled with a pedicled buccal fat pad flap. The mesenchymal origin from the dental follicle of the fibromyxoma is the most plausible explanation. Radiological examination with MRI, CT, and conventional radiography contributes to the differential diagnosis from other benign tumors, such as the ameloblastoma. Its management is surgical and comprises enucleation and curettage or en bloc resection. Patients must be monitored for at least two years postoperatively in order to diagnose possible recurrence. According to the literature, the maxilla is a rare location of a fibromyxoma and, to our knowledge, our case is the 30th presented case of a fibromyxoma of the maxilla.