complex odontoma


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com·plex o·don·to·ma

an odontoma in which the various odontogenic tissues are organized in a haphazard arrangement with no resemblance to teeth.

complex odontoma

See composite odontoma.

com·plex o·don·to·ma

(kŏm-pleks ōdon-tōmă)
An odontoma in which the various odontogenic tissues are organized in a haphazard arrangement with no resemblance to teeth.

com·plex o·don·to·ma

(kŏm-pleks ō-don-tōmă)
Odontoma in which various odontogenic tissues are organized in a haphazard arrangement with no resemblance to teeth.

odontoma

a non-neoplastic malformation, a hamartoma, consisting of a mixture of enamel, dentine and cementum.

ameloblastic odontoma
contains true neoplastic ameloblastic tissue. See ameloblastic odontoma.
complex odontoma
all the dental tissues are represented but not in an organized form.
composite odontoma
one consisting of both enamel and dentine in an abnormal pattern.
compound odontoma
all the dental tissues are present and organized into denticles, tooth-like structures.
radicular odontoma
one associated with a tooth root, or formed when the root was developing.
temporal odontoma
most commonly in the mastoid process of the petrous temporal bone manifested as a discharging sinus at the base of the ear. Is a dentigerous cyst.
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Large retrospective studies have shown that the site of predilection of compound odontomas are the anterior maxilla, whereas complex odontomas preferably develop in the mandible in various sites (8).
9 with a peak of between age 10 to 19 while compound odontomas were diagnosed at a younger age than were complex odontomas and they are often diagnosed during explorations because of a delay tooth eruptions or incidentally on control radiographs (7,10).
Sometimes unerupted teeth are associated with complex odontomas.
Complex odontomas appear as a disorganized mass; they are less common than compound odontomas.
4,7) Unlike compound odontomas, complex odontomas are not diagnosed by radiographic appearance alone but require histologic verification.