Head and Neck Pathology

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 44–51 | Cite as

Fibromyxoma of the Jaw: Case Report and Review of the Literature

  • Thabet Alhousami
  • Amarpreet Sabharwal
  • Shivane Gupta
  • Alfredo Aguirre
  • Etern Park
  • Jill M. Kramer
Original Paper


We report a case of fibromyxoma of the mandible, a rare benign odontogenic tumor. Our patient presented in the first trimester of pregnancy with a large mass in the right body of the mandible exhibiting displacement of teeth and destruction of an extensive area of the mandibular bone. The mass was biopsied and diagnosed as a fibromyxoma. The large size of the tumor dictated a wide mandibular resection. We will review the clinical, radiographic, and histologic features of fibromyxoma and discuss its differential diagnoses. In addition, we will provide an overview of patient management. Fibromxyoma is a benign gnathic tumor that can be locally aggressive. To ensure appropriate treatment, it is important to distinguish this neoplasm from other mimickers in which myxoid, spindle mesenchymal cell proliferation is prominent.


Fibromyxoma Myxoma Odontogenic Mesenchymal tumor 


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The authors do not have any relevant conflict of interests.

Research Involving Human and Animal Participants

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thabet Alhousami
    • 1
    • 2
  • Amarpreet Sabharwal
    • 3
  • Shivane Gupta
    • 4
  • Alfredo Aguirre
    • 1
    • 5
  • Etern Park
    • 4
    • 7
  • Jill M. Kramer
    • 1
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Oral Diagnostics Sciences, School of Dental MedicineUniversity at Buffalo, The State University of New YorkBuffaloUSA
  2. 2.Department of Basic and Clinical Oral Sciences, Faculty of DentistryUmm Al-Qura UniversityMakkahSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Department of Endodontics and Periodontics, School of Dental MedicineUniversity at Buffalo, The State University of New YorkBuffaloUSA
  4. 4.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental MedicineUniversity at Buffalo, The State University of New YorkBuffaloUSA
  5. 5.Immco Diagnostics IncBuffaloUSA
  6. 6.Department of Oral Biology, School of Dental MedicineUniversity at Buffalo, The State University of New YorkBuffaloUSA
  7. 7.Christiana Health Care ServicesWilmington HospitalWilmingtonUSA

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