odontogenic myxoma


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o·don·to·gen·ic myx·o·ma

a benign, expansile, multilocular radiolucent neoplasm of the jaws consisting of myxomatous fibrous connective tissue; presumably derived from the mesenchymal components of the odontogenic apparatus.
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o·don·to·gen·ic myx·o·ma

(ō-dontō-jenik mik-sōmă)
Benign, expansile, multilocular radiolucent neoplasm of jaws consisting of myxomatous fibrous connective tissue; presumably derived from mesenchymal components of odontogenic apparatus.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Odontogenic myxoma: Clinico-pathological, immunohistochemical and ultrastructural findings of a multicentric series.
Odontogenic myxoma: Review of the literature and report of 30 cases from South Africa.
Odontogenic myxoma: A clinicopathological study of 33 cases.
Odontogenic myxomas are rare slowly growing benign tumors derived from embryonic mesenchymal elements of dental anlage that represents about 3% of all odontogenic tumors with high recurrence rate.
Kashyap, "Odontogenic myxoma: report of two cases," National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery, vol.
Bashir, "Surgical and prosthetic management of maxillary odontogenic myxoma," European Journal of Dentistry, vol.
The selected tumors were four cases of follicular ameloblastomas (FA), four of ameloblastic fibro-odontomas (AFO), four of adenomatoid odontogenic tumors (AOT), four of calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumors (CEOT) and four of odontogenic myxomas (OM).
Expression of matrix metalloproteinases 2 and 9 in odontogenic myxoma in vivo and in vitro.
Odontogenic myxoma: Histochemical and ultrastructural study.
The differentiation of POTs from odontogenic myxomas is mandatory, considering the fact that odontogenic myxomas are more aggressive tumors and require more aggressive mode of treatment.
They include 20 cases of Ameloblastoma, 5 calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumour, 10 adenomatoid odontogenic tumours, 10 ameloblastic fibromas and 10 cases of odontogenic myxomas. All cases of ameloblastomas showed positive staining for calretinin while remaining tumours were negative for the stain.
Due to its nonexclusive histological features, this lesion is often confused with other entities, such as hyperplastic dental follicles, odontogenic myxomas, and desmoplastic fibromas, which highliaght the importance of clinical pathological correlation in the diagnosis of odontogenic fibromas.