Year: 2017 | Month: July | Volume: 7 | Issue: 7 | Pages: 407-413
Aggressive Osteoblastoma of the Palate: A Diagnostic Dilemma for Clinician and Pathologist
Sameera Begum1, Imran Mohtesham2, Vishnudas Prabhu3, Riaz Abdulla3
1Post graduate, 2Assistant Professor, 3Professor,
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore.
Corresponding Author: Sameera Begum
Osteoblastoma is a rare benign neoplasm of the bone commonly affecting long bones, vertebrae. Oral cavity is a rare site for its occurrence. It is known for its extremely aggressive behaviour with high potential for local recurrence and invasion, in which case it is termed as aggressive osteoblastoma. It is diagnostic dilemma for the clinician and pathologist owing to its difficulty in differentiating from the benign and malignant bone tumours which shows similar characteristics in its clinical, histological and radiological appearance. Here we report a rare case of an aggressive osteoblastoma on the hard palate with a brief review.
Key words: Osteoblastoma, low grade osteosarcoma, aggressive osteoblastoma, osteoid osteoma.