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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 115-117

An unusual case of erupted compound odontoma: What happens when it erupts?


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka, Egypt
2 Department of Oral Pathology, Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Prasanna Kumar Rao
MD, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya University, Nithyananda Nagar, Deralakatte, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka
Egypt
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DOI: 10.4103/1110-1415.143570

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Odontomas are benign odontogenic tumors of epithelial and mesenchymal origin. They are considered as hamartomas rather than true neoplasms. They are asymptomatic, slow growing, nonaggressive and are composed of dental tissues. They are commonly associated with tooth eruption disturbances and are discovered on routine radiographic examination. Erupted odontomas are rare entities in the oral cavity. Here, we report an unusual case of erupted odontoma.


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