A Rare Case of Mandibular Exostoses and its Review AJ01-AJ02
Dr. Vanishri S Nayak,
Senior Grade Lecturer, Department of Anatomy, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal-576104, India.
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Mandibular exostosis is a type of bony prominence caused due to hyperostosis in the mandibular bone. They are benign, broad-based surface masses on the outer or facial aspect of the jaw bones; slowly enlarge over the years to form the bulky masses. During the period between the 10th to 13th week of intrauterine life, changes in the structure of the Meckelâ€™s cartilage and the protrusion of the medial lamina of the mandible onto the cartilage can result in the formation of such exostosis. We discuss here a very rare case of a 49-year-old male, in which the buccal exostoses formed underwent changes in size and shape due to certain factors, resulting in a bony bar formation in the mandibular anterior region.