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Nigerian Journal of Surgical Research

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Myxoma of the Jaw Bones: Analysis of 27 Cases

S. O. Ajike, U. E. Amanyeiwe, E. O. Adekeye

Abstract




Twenty-seven patients with histologically confirmed cases of odontogenic myxoma of the jaws were managed in a 10-year period. They represent 8.5% of all odontogenic tumours seen during the period. There was a female preponderance with the female to male ratio of 2.4:1. The age range was 11-70 years with majority occurring in the 4th decade. No apparent site predilection was noted. The duration of symptoms before presentation was 2 months to 14 years (mean 2.3 years). All the patients presented with facial swellings. Radiologically, majority (63%) were multilocular. In 85.2% radical ablation was the treatment employed. The follow-up period was 1 to 13 years and a recurrent rate of 3.7% was noted. A treatment protocol is suggested

(Nig J Surg Res 2000;2:123-126)



KEY WORDS:

Jaws, odontogenic tumours, myxoma



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/njsr.v2i3.12198
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