Dentofacial Deformity Caused by Bulky Osteochondroma: Report of an Unusual Case and the Importance of Cone Beam Computed Tomography



Weeraya Tantanapornkul1, *, Kittipong Dhanuthai2, Phonkit Sinpitaksakul3, Chumpot Itthichaisri4, Paksinee Kamolratanakul4, Vacharee Changsirivatanathamrong4
1 Department of Oral Diagnosis, Faculty of Dentistry, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand
2 Department of Oral Pathology, Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
3 Department of Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
4 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand


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Abstract

Introduction:

Osteochondroma of mandibular condyle is a rare benign tumor.

Case Report:

This case report described clinical, radiographic features, differential diagnosis, histopathologic correlation and treatment of condylar osteochondroma.

Conclusion:

Conebeam computed tomography (CBCT) is an alternative modality to CT or MRI that should be performed in all cases of suspected osteochondroma of the mandibular condyle.

Keywords: Dentofacial deformity, Condyle, Conebeam CT, Osteochondroma, Tomography.