2012, Number 3
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ABSTRACTIntroduction: Odontomas are considered as the most common odontogenic tumors, which are generally detected in X-rays. This paper was aimed at describing the clinical and pathological behavior of odontomes treated in our service for 15 years.
Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted from January 1996 to December 2010, based on clinical, radiographic and anatomic and pathological exams found in the medical histories of patients who were operated on at the maxillofacial surgery department of "Ciro Redondo Garcia" hospital in Artemisa. The variables age, sex, size, location of odontoma and classification into complex or compound were analyzed in 46 patients.
Results: Males and females accounted for 56.5 % and 43.5 % of the study group; the 15-29 y age group prevailed in 41.3 % of patients; 60.9 % were asymptomatic; 67.4 % of detected odontomas were located in the maxillary, the 0 to 3cm size in the maxillary and the jaw accounted for 47.8 % whereas compound odontoma occured in 69.5 % of patients.
Conclusions: Males and 15-29 y ages predominated; most of patients were asymptomatic; the most abundant odontomas are 0 to 3cm long and the compound odontoma was the most frequent in both the maxillary and the jaw.
Ronaldo de Carvalho R, Wathson Feitosa de Carvalho R, Santana Santos T, Azoubel Antunes A, Linard Avelar R, de Souza Andrade E. Estudio clínico patológico de odontomas en una muestra de la población brasilera en un período de 15 años. Acta Odontol Venz 2010;48(4). Disponible en: http://www.scielo.org.ve/scielo.php?script=sciserial&pid=001 -6365ing=cg&nrm=iso