Giant Complex Odontoma of Mandible: A Spectacular Case Report

Narjiss Akerzoul*, Saliha Chbicheb, Wafaa El Wady
Department Of Oral Surgery, C.C.D.T, Faculty Of Dentistry, University Mohamed V, Rabat, Morocco

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Odontomas are considered as benign tumors of odontogenic tissue origin and are more over non-aggressive. They can also be categorized as hamartomas and are a result of developmental malformation of odontogenic tissues. As the name suggests, they are composed of mature tooth substances. They possess limited and slow growth potential and are well differentiated. They can be ectodermal, mesodermal or mixed in origin. Mixed variety may be further divided into compound or complex depending upon their radio-graphical resemblance to the tooth. Compound odontomes are reported to be twice more common than complex odontomes. Among them, complex odontomes are asymptomatic unless they cause bony expansion of the jaws.

Case Report:

This paper aims to report and discuss a case of complex odontoma with unusually large size leading to gross facial asymmetry. Further this paper will highlight the important information the general dental practitioner must possess to diagnose such lesions at an early stage.


Odontomas are benign odontogenic tumors with unusually large size leading to gross facial asymmetry. The general dental practitioners must possess the knowledge and important information to diagnose such lesions at an early stage.

Keywords: Complex odontoma, Mandible, Odontogenic tumors, Hamartomas, Benign tumors.