Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 461--464

Odontogenic myxoma presenting as localized inflammatory gingival enlargement: A diagnostic dilemma


Rameshwari Singhal, Aparna Singh, Pavitra Rastogi, Jaya Dixit 
 Department of Periodontics, Chatrapati Sahuji Maharaj Medical University (Erstwhile KGMC), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Rameshwari Singhal
D 3023, Indira Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India

Odontogenic myxoma (OM) is a rare and locally invasive benign neoplasm found exclusively in the maxillofacial region. The radiographic and clinical features are variable, and the diagnosis is therefore not easy. A case of OM of the maxilla is described in a 19-year-old female, previously diagnosed as inflammatory gingival enlargement. Clinical, histological, radiographic, and computed tomographic (CT) scan assessments were done, which were confirmatory for OM. Surgical excision of the lesion was done. The patient was put on periodic recall, as the recurrence rate of the lesion was high. The biological spectrum of OM was highly variable and diagnosis at an early stage was very difficult. Gingival enlargement presentation might not always be an inflammatory reaction. All possible differential diagnosis should be explored and various diagnostic tools utilized, to screen the enlargement.


How to cite this article:
Singhal R, Singh A, Rastogi P, Dixit J. Odontogenic myxoma presenting as localized inflammatory gingival enlargement: A diagnostic dilemma.J Indian Soc Periodontol 2012;16:461-464


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Singhal R, Singh A, Rastogi P, Dixit J. Odontogenic myxoma presenting as localized inflammatory gingival enlargement: A diagnostic dilemma. J Indian Soc Periodontol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Sep 16 ];16:461-464
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