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VOLUME 3 , ISSUE 2 ( July-December, 2019 ) > List of Articles


Benign Cementoblastoma: Revisiting Rare Tumor of Mandible

Sukhpreet Kaur, Tejinder Kaur, Amit Dhawan, Ramandeep Singh Bhullar, Sarika Kapila

Keywords : Cementoblastoma, Lesion, Odontogenic, Radiolucent halo, Rare tumor

Citation Information : Kaur S, Kaur T, Dhawan A, Bhullar RS, Kapila S. Benign Cementoblastoma: Revisiting Rare Tumor of Mandible. Curr Trends Diagn Treat 2019; 3 (2):86-89.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10055-0079

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-07-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Benign cementoblastoma was acknowledged by World Health Organization as an odontogenic tumor originating from cementum. Nowadays, it has been included into tumors of mesenchyme and/or odontogenic ectomesenchyme origin, with or without odontogenic epithelium. This article reports an unusual case of cementoblastoma in a 16-year-old male patient, which involved right mandibular first and second molars causing sharp spontaneous pain radiating to temporal region along with local swelling, which was progressive in nature since 3 months. The lesion showed slow growth and was usually asymptomatic; however, pain and swelling were also been reported in a plethora of cases including the one in this article. Radiographically, the lesion commonly highlights a radiopaque mass often merged with the roots of a tooth, which was enveloped and limited peripherally by a radiolucent halo. The treatment involves surgical excision of the mass along with extraction of involved teeth.

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