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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2013 May;172(5):415-8

language: English

Report of case: benign cementoblastoma (true cementoma)

Paula-Neto E. R. 1, Basso E. C. B. 1, Giovani E. M. 2, Costa C. 3

1 Dentistry, Universidade Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil;
2 Center for Studies and Consultations in Special Patients (CEAP) Universidade Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil;
3 Oral Radiology Division Universidade Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil


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The objective of this article is report a case of benign cementoblastoma, diagnosed in a routine radiography examination. Benign cementoblastoma is a relatively rare odontogenic neoplasm characterized by the formation of a mass of cementum-like tissue, connected to the root of the tooth. Radiographically, it is attached to the apical or lateral root and presents as a well-defined, dense radiopaque mass, surrounded by a thin and uniform radiolucent halo. In this article, the clinical, radiographic and therapeutic features of a case of benign cementoblastoma are discribed.

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