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Odontogenic myxomas: what is the ideal treatment?
  1. Milad Tavakoli1,2 and
  2. Raymond Williamson3
  1. 1 Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
  2. 2 OMFS, Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Guildford, UK
  3. 3 Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Milad Tavakoli, miladtavakoli{at}


There is no consensus regarding the ideal treatment for odontogenic myxomas, an odontogenic mesenchymal neoplasm. Various authors have suggested en bloc resection due to a concern regarding inadequate clearance while others have suggested more conservative treatment. We present a case managed by buccal cortical resection and an iliac crest bone graft. The patient had no recurrence for over 7 years.

  • oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • dentistry and oral medicine

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  • Contributors MT was the primary author and conducted a literature review to place the case report in context and collated the information and images for the case report as well as providing a commentary on the treatment plan and the evidence base of the approaches used. RW served as a coauthor and overall editor of this case presentation. He was originally responsible for the care of the patent and provided valuable advice on the rationale for each step taken in the care of the patient.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.