compound odontoma


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com·pound o·don·to·ma

an odontoma in which the odontogenic tissues are organized and resemble anomalous teeth.
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com·pound o·don·to·ma

(kompownd ōdon-tōmă)
An odontoma in which the odontogenic tissues are organized and resemble anomalous teeth.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

com·pound o·don·to·ma

(kompownd ōdon-tōmă)
Odontoma in which the odontogenic tissues are organized and resemble anomalous teeth.
Synonym(s): composite odontoma.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Any radio opacity occurring near to the midline will be mostly interpreted as a mesiodens but other possible diagnosis of complex, compound odontoma and any agglomerated mass must be taken into consideration.
Compound odontoma. Head and Neck Pathol 2010;4(4):290-1.
Compound odontoma causing impaction of mandibular canine: A case report.
The persistence of the lamina may be an important factor in the etiology of complex or compound odontomas, and either of these may occur instead of a tooth.
Compound odontomas are mainly located in the anterior maxilla and appear as a collection of tooth-like structures surrounded by a radiolucent zone (Figure 9), whereas complex odontomas radiographically are found most often in the posterior mandible and consist of a homogeneous mass of calcified tissue surrounded by a thin soft tissue capsule (Figure 10) (27, 28).
Histologically there are two types of odontomas; compound odontomas consist of all dental tissues resembling a tooth-like structure and complex odontomas are present as disorganized mass (2).
Compound odontomas often occur in the incisor and canine areas of the maxilla.
[6] Here we present a remarkable symptomatic case of complex odontoma, which was radiographically similar to a compound odontoma.
Odontomas are of two types, the complex and the compound odontoma. (3) The distinction between complex and composite odontomas is arbitrary, being based on the preponderance of well-organized denticles as opposed to a preponderance of disorganised dental tissues rather than on any absolute difference.
(1,2,8) Compound odontomas are composed of several well-formed, tooth-like structures (Figure 3A), while complex odontomas show irregular, amorphous hyperattenuating, calcified tissue surrounded by a radiolucency (Figure 3B).