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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 168-171

Cystic compound odontome in the anterior maxilla: A rare case report

Department of Pedodontics, Government Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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Ritesh Rambharos Kalaskar
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-6944.111183

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Compound odontomes are the most common benign tumors of odontogenic origin. However, cystic compound odontome is rare, and diagnosis based on radiographic appearance is a challenge to overcome. Cystic compound odontome may attain larger size and have the potential to create complications such as root resorption, cortical bone destruction, neoplastic changes like ameloblastoma, retrograde infection, and pus discharge. Herein we report a rare case of cystic compound odontome in the anterior maxilla, which was surgically operated. However, we recommend delaying the surgery till the apical closure of the adjacent tooth to prevent complications like root fracture, damage to developing pulp, and dilacerations.

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