The Rare Radiographic Sunburst Appearance of Odontogenic Myxomas: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Jamie A. White, Naomi Ramer, Todd R. Wentland, Molly Cohen

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Abstract

Odontogenic myxomas often have a distinctive radiographic presentation described as a “soap bubble”, “tennis racket”, or “honeycomb” pattern. Less frequently, examples of odontogenic myxomas with a “sunray” or “sunburst” pattern have been reported. Because malignant entities such as osteosarcomas more classically present with a sunray/sunburst appearance, odontogenic myxomas are rarely considered in the radiographic differential diagnosis of a sunburst lesion. The objective of this paper is to report a case of an odontogenic myxoma presenting with a sunburst appearance and to review similar reported cases in the literature. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this additional case of an odontogenic myxoma presenting with a sunburst appearance brings the total number of sunray/sunburst cases reported in the English language literature to 21.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1105-1110
Number of pages6
JournalHead and Neck Pathology
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2020

Keywords

  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Myxoma
  • Odontogenic tumor
  • Radiography
  • Sunburst
  • Sunray

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