RESEARCH ARTICLE


A Case of Unerupted Lower Primary Second Molar Associated with Compound Odontoma



Unetsubo Teruhisa1, Jun Murakami1, Miki Hisatomi1, Yoshinobu Yanagi2, Jun-ichi Asaumi1, 2, *
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Field of Tumor Biology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
2 Department of Oral Diagnosis and Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Okayama University Hospital


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* Address correspondence to this author at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Field of Tumor Biology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 5-1, Shikatacho, 2-Chome, Okayama-city, Okayama 700-8558, Japan; Tel: +81-86-235-6706; Fax: +81-86-235-6709; E-mail: asaumi@md.okayama-u.ac.jp


Abstract

Odontoma is the most common type of benign odontogenic tumor, and often causes disturbances in the eruption of its associated tooth. Odontomas usually occur in the permanent dentition, and rarely occur solely in the primary dentition. This case report documents a six-year-old-child with a compound odontoma located in the mandible, which caused the impaction of the primary second molar.

Keywords:: Odontoma, primary tooth, eruption disturbance.