Gingival peripheral odontoma in a child: case report of an uncommon lesion

  • Vanessa de Fátima Bernardes Federal University of Minas Gerais
  • Luis Otávio de Miranda Cota Federal University of Minas Gerais
  • Fernando de Oliveira Costa Federal University of Minas Gerais
  • Ricardo Alves Mesquita Federal University of Minas Gerais
  • Ricardo Santiago Gomez Federal University of Minas Gerais
  • Maria Cássia Ferreira Aguiar Federal University of Minas Gerais
Keywords: Extraosseous odontoma, Diagnosis, Gingival lesion

Abstract

Odontoma in an extraosseous location represents a challenge for diagnosis. This article reports a case of peripheral odontoma and its clinical presentation, histological evaluation and treatment. A 12-year-old boy reported a firm asymptomatic gingival mass in the anterior maxilla with two years of evolution. The procedures for diagnosis included intraoral examination, excisional biopsy and histological analysis. The diagnosis was peripheral odontoma. The follow-up revealed no sign of recurrence. Peripheral odontoma is rare and the differential diagnosis with other gingival masses is rather difficult and must include inflammatory and reactive processes. The definitive diagnosis is based on microscopic features.

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Author Biographies

Vanessa de Fátima Bernardes, Federal University of Minas Gerais
DDS, MS, Graduate student, Department of Oral Surgery and Pathology, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Minas Gerais
Luis Otávio de Miranda Cota, Federal University of Minas Gerais
DDS, MS, Graduate student, Department of Oral Surgery and Pathology, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Minas Gerais
Fernando de Oliveira Costa, Federal University of Minas Gerais
DDS, MS, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Department of Oral Surgery and Pathology, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Minas Gerais
Ricardo Alves Mesquita, Federal University of Minas Gerais
DDS, MS, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Department of Oral Surgery and Pathology, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Minas Gerais
Ricardo Santiago Gomez, Federal University of Minas Gerais
DDS, MS, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Department of Oral Surgery and Pathology, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Minas Gerais
Maria Cássia Ferreira Aguiar, Federal University of Minas Gerais
DDS, MS, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Department of Oral Surgery and Pathology, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Minas Gerais
Published
2016-01-08
How to Cite
Bernardes, V. de F., Cota, L. O. de M., Costa, F. de O., Mesquita, R. A., Gomez, R. S., & Aguiar, M. C. F. (2016). Gingival peripheral odontoma in a child: case report of an uncommon lesion. Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences, 7(26), 1624-1626. https://doi.org/10.20396/bjos.v7i26.8642760
Section
Clinical Cases

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