Management of primary odontogenic myxoma

Silvia Tortorici, Angelo Itro

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BACKGROUND: This retrospective study describes our experience in the management of odontogenic myxoma.METHODS: Thirty-four patients (23 female and 11 male) with single lesions were treated. Thirty-three patients wereadults (mean age 33.5 years) and one child (age 6 years). Male:female ratio was 1:2. Different surgical procedures wereused to treat the tumors. 11 lesions were treated by marginal osteotomy, 12 lesions by enucleation and curettage, 11 lesionsby radical treatment (segmental or block resection). The follow-up period was 5-years.RESULTS: The success rate was 73.5%. The Kaplan-Meier method was applied to examine the outcome of the treatment.Analysis showed a significant difference between 3 types of treatment (P=0.041). The median overall of complete healingwas 51.34 months (95% CI: 43.12-59.55; SD 4.19). In details, the median overall of healing was 34.91 months (95% CI:20.66-49.17; SD 7.27) in patients of group A; 56.36 months (95% CI: 42.47-68.52; SD 3.46) in patients of group B and47.27 months (95% CI: 49.56-63.15; SD 3.46) in patients of group C.CONCLUSIONS: Our results show that enucleation and curettage offer minimal benefit, and their use must be discouraged.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-101
Number of pages6
JournalMinerva Stomatologica
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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