Solitary Peripheral Osteoma of the Hard Palate : Case report and literature review

Fotios Bountaniotis, Ioannis Melakopoulos, Fotios Tzerbos

Abstract


Osteomas are benign slow-growing osteogenic lesions of unknown aetiology which can be central, peripheral or extraskeletal. Peripheral osteomas of the maxilla are very uncommon. We report a 72-year-old female patient who presented to the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental School of Athens, Athens, Greece, in 2015 with swelling of the palate following a tooth extraction. Clinical and radiographical features were indicative of a solitary peripheral osteoma of the hard palate. An excisional biopsy and histological examination of the lesion confirmed the diagnosis. No complications occurred during the postoperative period and there was no evidence of recurrence at a one-year follow-up.



Keywords


Bone Tissue Neoplasms; Osteomas; Maxilla; Hard Palate; Case Report; Greece.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18295/squmj.2016.17.02.018

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