Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 167–171 | Cite as

Peripheral odontogenic myxoma located on the maxillary gingiva: report of a case and review of the literature

  • Duygu Aytac-YaziciogluEmail author
  • Hakan Eren
  • Sebahat Görgün
Case Report



Odontogenic myxoma is a rare, benign neoplasm and is often located in the maxillofacial region centrally most common in the mandible. Soft tissue localization that can be classified as a peripheral myxoma is rarely seen than the central localization. Peripheral myxoma is slowly growing and less aggressive compared to the central myxoma and has a low recurrence rate.

Case report

In this presentation, the patient with a peripheral odontogenic myxoma of the posterior maxillary gingiva was presented with histological findings following surgery, and the clinical differences and characteristics of the various types of myxomas were discussed by a review of the literature.


Myxoma Peripheral myxoma Odontogenic myxoma Gingiva Maxilla 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Duygu Aytac-Yazicioglu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hakan Eren
    • 2
  • Sebahat Görgün
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of DentistryAnkara UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Oral Diagnosis and Radiology, Faculty of DentistryUniversity of AnkaraAnkaraTurkey

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