Odontogenic myxoma containing osteocement-like spheroid bodies: report of a case with an unusual histopathological feature

Oygur T., Dolanmaz D., Tokman B., Bayraktar S.

JOURNAL OF ORAL PATHOLOGY & MEDICINE, vol.30, no.8, pp.504-506, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


The odontogenic myxoma is a rare, benign, but locally invasive tumour of the jaws. Radiographically, it is a bone destroying lesion and has ill-defined borders. Histological characteristics are spindle and stellate-shaped tumour cells and a distinct myxomatous stroma. Bony islands that represent residual trabeculae are found scattered throughout the lesion. This report describes a case of odontogenic myxoma that shows diffusely dispersed osteocement-like spherular calcified bodies, unlike residual bone trabeculae, and discusses its differential diagnosis.