Peripheral odontogenic myxoma located on the maxillary gingiva: Report of a case and review of the literature

Aytac-Yazicioglu D., EREN H., Görgün S.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol.12, no.3, pp.167-171, 2008 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10006-008-0122-8
  • Journal Name: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.167-171
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Odontogenic myxoma is a rare, benign neoplasm and is often located in the maxillofacial region centrally most common in the mandible. Soft tissue localization that can be classified as a peripheral myxoma is rarely seen than the central localization. Peripheral myxoma is slowly growing and less aggressive compared to the central myxoma and has a low recurrence rate. Case report: In this presentation, the patient with a peripheral odontogenic myxoma of the posterior maxillary gingiva was presented with histological findings following surgery, and the clinical differences and characteristics of the various types of myxomas were discussed by a review of the literature. © Springer-Verlag 2008.