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Chinese Journal of Dental Research
Chin J Dent Res 21 (2018), No. 2     28. June 2018
Chin J Dent Res 21 (2018), No. 2  (28.06.2018)

Page 147-149, doi:10.3290/j.cjdr.a40442, PubMed:29808179

Osteoblastoma of the Hard Palate in a Child: A Rare Case
González-Mourelle, Alicia / Pombo Castro, Maria / Vázquez Mahía, Inés / Patiño Seijas, Beatriz / López-Cedrún, José Luis
Benign osteoblastoma is a rare bone tumour characterised histologically by the production of woven bone spicules, which are bordered by prominent osteoblasts. It mainly affects young adults. We report a rare case of benign osteoblastoma of the maxilla in a 7-year-old boy who presented with a painful swelling on the left hard palate. An incisional biopsy was interpreted as osteoblastic neoplasm most suggestive of osteoblastoma. After excision of the tumour there has been no recurrence for 2 years.

Keywords: bone tumour, child, maxilla, osteoblastoma