Head and Neck Pathology

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 554–561 | Cite as

Central Osteoma of Maxilla Associated with an Impacted Tooth: Report of a Rare Case with Literature Review

  • Girish BhattEmail author
  • Sunita Gupta
  • Sujoy Ghosh
  • Sujata Mohanty
  • Priya Kumar
Original Paper


Osteomas are benign osteogenic neoplasms caused by proliferation of mature compact or cancellous bone. Clinically they may be classified as peripheral, central or extraskeletal. Osteomas usually involve the craniofacial region with mandible being the most common site. Central osteoma of the jaws is a very rare entity with only 13 cases reported in the literature till date of which only five cases occurred in the maxilla. Here we present a case of a large central osteoma of anterior maxilla associated with an impacted tooth, the first of its kind and a review of literature.


Central osteoma Osteoma Benign Jaw Maxilla 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Oral Medicine and RadiologyMaulana Azad Institute of Dental SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryMaulana Azad Institute of Dental SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Oral Pathology and MicrobiologyMaulana Azad Institute of Dental SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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