Myxoma | Definition , Etiology , Clinical features, Investigation, Differential diagnosis, Treatment

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Myxoma | Definition , Etiology , Clinical features, Investigation, Differential diagnosis, Treatment

Definition
•Myxoma is a very rare benign tumor of the oral cavity, of mesenchymal origin.
Etiology
•Myxoid degeneration of the connective tissue, of unknown etiology.
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Myxoma of the buccal mucosa.
Clinical features
•It is a well-defined, soft tumor covered by normal epithelium(Fig. ).
•It can appear at any age, and is most frequent on the buccal mucosa, the floor of the mouth, and the palate.
Laboratory tests
•Histopathological examination.
Differential diagnosis
•Lipoma,
•mucoceles,
•focal mucinosis
•Surgical excision.

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Category: Dental, Oral Pathology, Oral Surgery

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