Odontogenic myxoma is a benign odontogenic tumour of the jaw . This tumour often presents as an asymptomatic expansile lesion without sensory nerve changes . It is thought to arise from mesenchymal origin with cells of microscopic similarity to dental pulp and follicle . Radiographically it presents most often as a multiloculated radiolucency . 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). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11845-016-1408-8