Solitary Peripheral Osteoma at a Curious Site with an Ambiguous Etiopathogenesis: A Case Report and Review of Literature
Solitary peripheral osteoma of the mandible is singularly accounted and only a few cases not related to the Gardner’s syndrome is offered in the literature. Osteoma is a benign osteogenic neoplasm. The most familiar site of occurrence in the mandible is the posterior part and it is customarily asymptomatic. Osteoma is usually ascertained accidentally in case of mandible where it poses as an esthetic predicament. Peripheral osteoma has a distinctive clinical and radiographic appearance, but its exact pathogenesis is incomprehensible. Enumerated here is a patient with a peripheral osteoma of the mandible at an atypical site; which might have occurred as a result of a combination of trauma and muscle traction.
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