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Compound Composite Odontoma in Mandibular Symphysis – A Rare Case

Imran Khalid, Usha Asnani, Kartik Poonja, Sushrut Vaidya, Smita Sonavane, Alok Bhardwaj

Citation Information : Khalid I, Asnani U, Poonja K, Vaidya S, Sonavane S, Bhardwaj A. Compound Composite Odontoma in Mandibular Symphysis – A Rare Case. J Contemp Dent 2011; 1 (2):46-48.

DOI: 10.5005/jcd-1-2-46

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-11-2003

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Compound odontomas are considered as hamartomatous malformation rather than true neoplasms & are generally asymptomatic . The exact etiology is unknown and is often associated with the overretained deciduous teeth, most commonly in maxillary anterior region. In this case, multiple denticles or rudimentary teeth numbering 42 were enucleated from the mandibular symphysis region of 17 yr old female which makes this case rare and unusual. Evidence of concrescence, fusion, dilaceration were observed in the denticles enucleated, the size of which ranged from 2mm to 10mm.

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