Mandible / maxilla
Benign tumors / tumor-like conditions
Cementoblastoma

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 21 June 2018, last major update October 2013

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Cite this page: Pernick, N. Benign tumors / tumor-like conditions: cementoblastoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/mandiblemaxillacementoblastoma.html. Accessed August 16th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Also called true cementoma, benign osteoblastoma
  • Men and women less than 25 years old
  • Benign, may stop growing as a heavily calcified jaw nodule, may recur if excised
Radiology description
  • Dense homogenous mass continuous with tooth root
Gross description
  • Large mass of cementum on root of mandibular premolar or molar
  • Tooth viable
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Large cementicles (globules) fused to form a mass within proliferative fibrovascular stroma
  • Trabeculae lined by plump osteoblasts