Odontogenic myxofbroma: A concise review of the literature with emphasis on the surgical approach

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Abstract Purpose: The aim of this work is to report a review of the literature concerning epidemiology, clinical and radio- graphic features as well as treatment of odontogenic myxofibroma (MF). Methods: The PubMed database was searched using the following keywords: “odontogenic myxofibroma”, “odon- togenic fibromyxoma”, “myxofibroma of the jaw” and “fibromyxoma of the jaw”. Results: Fifteen articles reporting the experience with 24 patients were identified. Male/female ratio was 1:1.4 and the average age was 29.5 years. The most frequent location was the mandible. In 66.7% of the cases the ra- diographic appearance was a multilocular radiolucency. Swelling was observed in 13 patients (92.86%), varying degrees of pain in 5 (35.71%) and paresthesia in only one patient (7.14%). Six out of 24 patients (26.09%) were treated with radical surgery and 17 (73.91%) with a conservative approach. In two out of 21 cases (9.52%) a recur- rence was reported. Conclusions: MF is an extremely rare tumor and no agreement exists on the causes of its development. Accord- ing to the present review, the choice of treatment should depend on variables such as localization, presence of a primary or of a recurrent lesion, age, general medical conditions and aesthetic needs of the patient

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Meleti, M., Giovannacci, I., Corradi, D., Manfredi, M., Merigo, E., Bonanini, M., & Vescovi, P. (2015, January 1). Odontogenic myxofbroma: A concise review of the literature with emphasis on the surgical approach. Medicina Oral Patologia Oral y Cirugia Bucal. Medicina Oral, Patologia Oral y Cirugia Bucal. https://doi.org/10.4317/medoral.19842

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