Osteoblastoma of the mandible with root resorption: A case report


Ozturk M., Okec I., Aker H., Muslehiddinoglu A.

QUINTESSENCE INTERNATIONAL, cilt.34, ss.135-138, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Dergi Adı: QUINTESSENCE INTERNATIONAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.135-138

Özet

This article reviews the clinical behavior, histologic features, differential diagnosis, and treatment of a benign osteoblastoma. Benign osteoblastoma is a rare tumor constituting 1% of all primary bone tumors. Only 15% of osteoblastomas occur in the skull and jaw bones. The most common clinical presentation is a painful or tender swelling. A case is presented of a 21-year-old female who had noted discomfort for approximately 2 years, and the pain was not relieved by any analgesic. The choice of treatment was local excision and curettage. In this case, root resorption of the adjacent tooth, which is not a characteristic behavior of osteoblastoma, is seen.