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Odontogenic myxoma of the maxilla: surgical management and case report



Odontogenic myxoma is a benign odontogenic tumour of the jaw [1]. This tumour often presents as an asymptomatic expansile lesion without sensory nerve changes [2]. It is thought to arise from mesenchymal origin with cells of microscopic similarity to dental pulp and follicle [3]. Radiographically it presents most often as a multiloculated radiolucency [2]. It is a locally aggressive lesion which may require extensive treatment to prevent recurrence.


The authors present the case of a 13-year-old boy with an extensive lesion in the maxilla.


We discuss various treatment approaches for management of this tumour.

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Murphy, C., Hayes, R., McDermott, M. et al. Odontogenic myxoma of the maxilla: surgical management and case report. Ir J Med Sci 186, 243–246 (2017).

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