Odontogenic myxoma

A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Odontogenic myxomas are rare tumours that involve the mandible or maxilla and account for 3-6% of odontogenic tumours 2.

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

Arises from mesenchymal odontogenic tissue.

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

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

Lytic lesions of the jaw

Share article

Article information

rID: 1763
System: Head & Neck
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Odontogenic myxomas

Cases and figures

  • Drag
    Case 1
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Drag
    Case 2
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Updating… Please wait.

    Alert accept

    Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

    Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.