Odontogenic epithelial hamartomas in periodontal structures

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

    Abstract

    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.