Odontogenic epithelial hamartomas in periodontal structures

Journal Of Clinical Periodontology (Impact Factor: 4.01). 01/1989; 16(2):92 - 97. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-051X.1989.tb01620.x


Abstract 4 hamartomas apparently derived from remnants of the dental lamina and enamel organ are reported in a collection of human jaw specimens. These epithelial lesions represent a transitional stage between a developmental anomaly and a distinct odontogenic neoplasm. Earlier reports indicated that such lesions with clinical symptoms are rare; however, this study suggests a more common occurrence on a microscopic level.

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