Mandibular ostheocondroma

Case contributed by Dr Domenico Nicoletti


A hard oral cavity swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male


An oval rounded shadow with defined regular dense margins is noted over the body of the right side of the mandible.


CT dental scan

The lesion appears to originate from the inner cortex of the right alveolar process of the mandible and continues with the medullary cavity projecting from the inner aspect of the bony cortex between the lower 1st and 2nd premolar tooth.

Case Discussion

Osteochondroma is also known as osteocartilaginous exostosis. It arises from the bone cortex as an exophytic lesion with a hyaline cartilaginous cap. Osteochondroma is one of the most common benign tumors of bone. Although osteochondroma is rarely seen at the head and neck region.


Case courtesy: Dr Francesco Filieri

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Case information

rID: 67103
Published: 19th Mar 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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