Mandible & maxilla
Benign tumors / tumor-like conditions
Cementoblastoma



Topic Completed: 1 October 2013

Revised: 15 November 2019

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PubMed Search: Cementoblastoma [title]


Nat Pernick, M.D.
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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 November 19th, 2019.
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
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