Soft-Tissue Osteoma| Definition , Etiology , Clinical features, Investigation, Differential diagnosis, Treatment

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Soft-Tissue Osteoma| Definition , Etiology , Clinical features, Investigation, Differential diagnosis, Treatment

Definition
•Osteoma is a benign tumor that represents a proliferation of mature cancellous or compact bone.
Etiology
Unknown.

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Clinical features
•Osteoma is rare in the jaws and extremely rare on the oral soft tissue.
•The latter formhas been described in the palate, buccal mucosa, tongue, and alveolar process.
•Clinically, soft-tissue osteoma presents as an asymptomatic, well-defined, hard tumor, covered by thin and smooth epithelium (Fig.).
•The size ranges from0.5 to 2 cmin diameter.
Laboratory tests
•Histopathological examination.
Differential diagnosis
•Exostoses,
•torus palatinus,
•Surgical excision.

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Category: Dental, Oral Pathology, Oral Surgery

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