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Journal of Oral Sign
Year : 2011, Volume : 3, Issue : 2
First page : ( 89) Last page : ( 91)
Print ISSN : 0975-8976. Online ISSN : 2229-4090.

Gigantic periosteal osteoma of the mandible: A rare clinical entity

Chandra Sunira1,*Senior Lecturer, Sah Kunal2Reader, Keluskar Vaishali3Professor & Head, Bagewadi Anjana4Professor, Raju M Srinivasa5Professor & Head

1Oral Medicine and Radiology, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College & Research Centre, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

2Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College & Research Centre, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh

3Oral Medicine and Radiology, VK KLE Institute of Dental Sciences, KLE University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

4Oral Medicine and Radiology, VK KLE Institute of Dental Sciences, KLE University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

5Oral Medicine and Radiology, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College & Research Centre, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

*Corresponding Author: Dr. Sunira Chandra, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Teerthankar Mahaveer Dental College & Research Centre, Teerthankar Mahaveer University, Moradabad-244001, Uttar Pradesh, India, Sunirachandra1@yahoo.co.in

Online published on 12 June, 2012.

Received:  30  November,  2010; Accepted:  19  May,  2011.

Abstract

Peripheral osteoma is a rare benign osteoblastic tumor with distinctive histologic characteristics. Their occurrence in jaw bones is extremely rare. The purpose of this article is to present an overview regarding a rare case of gigantic periosteal osteoma of the mandible. Clinical presentation, proper history, radiographic findings play a critical role in the diagnosis of periosteal osteoma from other similar lesions.

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Keywords

Mandible, trauma, periosteal osteoma.

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