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Peripheral osteoma in an unusual location on the mandible
  1. Sercan Kucukkurt1,
  2. Murat Özle2,
  3. Emre Baris3
  1. 1Istanbul Aydin University, Istanbul, Turkey
  2. 2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
  3. 3Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sercan Kucukkurt, skucukkurt{at}


Osteoma is a benign, slow-growing, painless, discrete lesion which is characterised with the proliferation of a compact or cancellous bone. Osteomas are rare on the jaws. Lesions of the mandible developed most often in the condyle, angle and margin. Osteoma developed on the genial tubercle area had only been reported in one case. A 50-year-old female patient has been admitted to our department with the symptom of a hard mass under the chin area. In extra-oral and radiographic examinations, a 1×1 cm size, round, palpable, immobile, radiopaque mass has been determined on the genial tubercle area. The lesion has been completely removed under local anaesthesia by extra-oral approach. Her recovery period was uneventful. Osteoma diagnosis was confirmed with histopathological examination. There is no recurrence at 3-year follow-up. The purpose of this case report is to present a peripheral osteoma case that occurred in the genial tubercle area which is an unusual place.

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  • Contributors SK and MC are responsible for the treatment of the patient. SK is responsible for follow-ups. SK and MÖ involved in the preparation of the manuscript. EB is responsible for pathological evaluation.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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