• A hamartomatous or benign mixed odontogenic tumor of the jaw
• Composed of enamel, dentin, cementum, and pulp tissue
• Two forms, as follows:
• Complex: a randomly arrayed mixture of dental tissues with no gross resemblance to a tooth
• Compound: multiple, tooth-like structures
• Mean age of occurrence, 12 to 16 years
• Asymptomatic, usually small and discovered incidentally
• Jaw expansion may be present with large lesions.
• Presence may be heralded by an over-retained primary tooth or by alveolar swelling.
• Well-localized, mixed radiolucent and radiopaque lesion
• Within alveolar segment of jaws
• Complex form most commonly noted in mandibular molar area
• Compound form favors anterior jaw region, usually the maxilla; may contain a few
Category: Oral Pathology