Volume 14, Number 1, March 2002

Osteochondroma of the Mandibular Condyle: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Lim Ah-Tong Asher,1 Teh Luan-Yook,2 Tan Hwan-Cheong Leonard3
1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, National Dental Centre, Singapore
2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, National Dental Centre, Singapore
3Department of Pathology, National University Hospital, Singapore

Abstract
Osteochondroma, a common osteocartilagenous tumour of the axial and appendicular skeleton, rarely occurs in the mandibular condyle. This paper is the first report of an osteochondroma of the mandibular condyle in a Chinese female. The patient presented with a painful, hard, bony swelling in the left preauricular region. The treatment selected was condylectomy without reconstruction and a good outcome was achieved. Condylectomy with or without reconstruction is the most commonly used treatment for osteochondroma of the mandibular condyle and achieves a good outcome.

Key words: Osteochondroma, Mandibular condyle, Mongoloid race, Singapore

Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2002;14:44-48.
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