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cementoblastoma

 [se-men″to-blas-to´mah]
an odontogenic fibroma whose cells are developing into cementoblasts and in which there is only a small proportion of calcified tissue.

ce·ment·o·blas·to·ma

(sē-men'tō-blas-tō'mă),
A benign odontogenic tumor of functional cementoblasts; it appears as a mixed radiolucent-radiopaque lesion attached to a tooth root and may cause expansion of the bone cortex or be associated with pain.

cementoblastoma

/ce·men·to·blas·to·ma/ (sĕ-men″to-blas-to´mah) a rare, benign odontogenic fibroma arising from the cementum and presenting as a proliferating mass contiguous with a tooth root.

cementoblastoma

[simen′tōblastō′mə] pl. cementoblastomas, cementoblastomata
Etymology: L, caementum + Gk, blastos, germ, oma, tumor
A rare, benign odontogenic tumor representing a true neoplasm of cementum that primarily affects mandibular permanent first molars in children and young adults under the age of 30 years. Radiographically, it appears as a well-defined radiopaque mass surrounded by a thin radiolucent halo. Treatment consists of enucleation of the tumor and removal of the involved tooth or teeth. Not to be confused with cementoma.
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Cementoblastoma

ce·ment·o·blas·to·ma

(sĕ-men'tō-blas-tō'mă)
A benign odontogenic tumor of functional cementoblasts; appears as a mixed radiolucent-radiopaque lesion attached to a tooth root.

ce·ment·o·blas·to·ma

(sĕ-men'tō-blas-tō'mă)
A benign odontogenic tumor of functional cementoblasts; appears as a mixed radiolucent-radiopaque lesion attached to a tooth root and may cause expansion of the bone cortex or be associated with pain.

cementoblastoma

an odontogenic fibroma whose cells are developing into cementoblasts and in which there is only a small proportion of calcified tissue.