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Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 9017421, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/9017421
Case Report

Odontogenic Myxoma in Children: A Case Report and Literature Review

1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), P.O. Box 6111, 13081-970 Campinas, SP, Brazil
2Department of Ear, Nose, Throat and Head & Neck Surgery, Unicamp, Brazil
3Department of Pathology, Unicamp, Brazil
4ENT, Maxillo Facial, Maxilo Facial ENT Service, Unicamp, Brazil

Received 29 September 2015; Accepted 7 February 2016

Academic Editor: Guido Fadda

Copyright © 2016 Mariana Dalbo Contrera Toro 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

Benign odontogenic lesions are rare entities but are very important due to their locally aggressive nature. Odontogenic myxoma is even rarer in children than in adults. There is no evidence in the literature in regard to the best treatment approach, in terms of conservative or aggressive surgery, for this type of tumor. This paper reports a case of odontogenic myxoma in a child treated with a compromised approach through bone osteotomies and a review of the literature about this disease, especially in pediatric patients.