Head and Neck Pathology

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 97–102 | Cite as

Odontogenic Myxoma with Diffuse Calcifications: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Case Report

Abstract

This is a case report of an unusual odontogenic myxoma with calcifications, one of three reported in the literature. It had a typical radiographic appearance although it presented in an older patient. The presence of osteo-cementum-like calcification raises other differential diagnoses but does not in and of itself mitigate the diagnosis. The patient has not shown recurrence 14 months after resection and 11 months after reconstruction and continues to be closely monitored.

Keywords

Odontogenic myxoma Diffuse calcification Honeycomb appearance 

Notes

Acknowledgments

I would like to thank Dr. Toby Feldman of Arlington, MA, Dr. John J. Boyle of Arlington, MA and Dr. William Faquin of Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA for their help with providing radiographs and the slides for this manuscript.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Oral Medicine, Infection and ImmunityHarvard School of Dental MedicineBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of PathologyBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Oral Medicine and Oral Diagnosis, School of Dentistry and Dental Research InstituteSeoul National UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea

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