odontogenic myxoma

Odontogenic myxomas are rare tumors that involve the mandible or maxilla and account for 3-6% of odontogenic tumors .


Typically seen in the 2to 3 decades of life (slightly earlier than ameloblastomas). They are usually not painful.


Arises from mesenchymal odontogenic tissue.

Radiographic features

The radiographic appearance is very similar to that of an ameloblastoma: a "soap bubble"-appearing lytic septated cystic lesion of the mandible.

Treatment and prognosis

Wide marginal excision is the treatment of choice. Local recurrence can is possible.

Differential diagnoses

See also

Lytic lesions of the jaw

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