Mandible & maxilla

Other benign tumors / tumor-like conditions


Topic Completed: 1 October 2013

Minor changes: 9 November 2020

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PubMed Search: Cementoblastoma [title]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Cementoblastoma. website. Accessed October 18th, 2021.
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
Microscopic (histologic) images

Contributed by Kelly Magliocca, D.D.S., M.P.H.


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