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Odontogenic myxoma: review of the literature and report of 30 cases from South Africa.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17507265     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to analyze the clinical and radiographic features of central odontogenic myxomas (OM) of the jaws diagnosed over 23 years in a black South African patient sample. STUDY DESIGN: Records of 30 cases of OMs with radiographs of diagnostic quality were retrieved from 52 cases of histopathologically verified OMs from the archives of the Oral Health Center at the University of Limpopo, South Africa. The age, sex, size, location, and radiographic features were compared with the literature. RESULTS: The study consisted of 21 females and 9 males. The correlation between age and size of the tumor was found to be statistically significant (P = .004). Septa were shown to be either reorientated cortical bone or sheets of dense fibrous connective tissue. Indistinct borders mimicked malignancy. The most common radiographic feature was the tennis-racket appearance. CONCLUSIONS: Variations in radiographic presentation make a radiological differential interpretation of OM challenging because the radiographic features overlap with those of other benign and malignant neoplasms.
Claudia E E Noffke; Erich J Raubenheimer; Ntombizonke J Chabikuli; Michael M R Bouckaert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-05-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics     Volume:  104     ISSN:  1528-395X     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-19     Completed Date:  2007-07-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508562     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  101-9     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Division of Maxillofacial and Oral Radiology, Oral Health Center, University of Limpopo, Medunsa Campus, Limpopo, South Africa. <>
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Diagnosis, Differential
Middle Aged
Mouth Neoplasms / pathology,  radiography*
Myxoma / pathology,  radiography*
Odontogenic Tumors / pathology,  radiography*
Regression Analysis
Retrospective Studies
South Africa
Statistics, Nonparametric

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