Peripheral osteoma of the maxillofacial region. Diagnosis and management: a study of 14 cases.

Yitzhak Woldenberg, Michael Nash, Lipa Bodner

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PURPOSE: The purpose of the article was to present 14 new cases of peripheral osteoma and to evaluate the diagnosis and management of peripheral osteoma of the maxillofacial region with an analysis of the literature. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The records of 14 consecutive patients (6 males and 8 females) referred for the management of peripheral osteoma the maxillofacial region were reviewed. Demographic data, location, presenting symptoms, radiographic findings, bone scan, colonoscopy results and surgical management were analyzed. The criteria used to diagnose peripheral osteoma included radiographic and histologic features. RESULTS: The 14 patients, ranged in age from 13 to 79 years with a mean age of 40.5 years. The lesions were located in the mandible (64%), maxilla (7%), temporal bone (22%) and maxillary sinus (7%). Colonoscopy results performed in 10 subjects were negative. Surgical excision was the treatment of choice with good results. There were no complications or recurrences. CONCLUSIONS: Peripheral osteoma of the jaw bones is uncommon. The post surgical follow-up should include periodic clinical and radiographic studies. Patients with osteoma associated with impacted or supernumerary teeth, should be evaluated for the possible Gardner's syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E139-142
JournalMedicina Oral, Patologia Oral y Cirugia Bucal
Volume10 Suppl 2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • General Dentistry


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