Benign osteoblastoma of the palate: a rare clinical presentation

  • Dhanya Mary SamEmail author
  • Sreeja P. Kumar
  • Beena Varma
  • Anju P. David
  • Rakesh Suresh
Case Report


Osteoblastoma is a rare, benign type of osteoblastic tumor. It constitutes approximately 1% of all primary bone tumors. Osteoblastoma most commonly affects the long bones; it very rarely affects the jaw bones. Because of its clinical and histological similarity with other bony tumors, such as osteoid osteoma and fibro-osseous lesions, osteoblastoma is a diagnostic challenge. Very few cases of osteoblastoma involving the maxillofacial region have been reported to date. We herein describe a 15-year-old female patient with osteoblastoma that presented as a palatal swelling of 6 months’ duration.


Benign Lesion Osteoblastoma Pain Radiolucent Radiopaque Swelling 


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This article does not contain any studies with animal subjects performed by any of the authors.


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© Japanese Society for Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dhanya Mary Sam
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sreeja P. Kumar
    • 1
  • Beena Varma
    • 1
  • Anju P. David
    • 1
  • Rakesh Suresh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Oral Medicine and RadiologyAmrita School of DentistryKochiIndia

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