Ender Ilker

Ender Ilker

Istanbul University, Turkey

Title: Evaluation and treatment of odontogenic myxoma


Doctor Ilker graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry in 2008. He then joined the phD programme of Istanbul University, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is still a phD student in Istanbul University and keep making researchs in surgical dentistry. He is a member of Turkish Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery(TAOMS) ,Turkish Dental Association(TDA) and World Dental Federation(FDI).


Odontogenic myxoma (OM) is an uncommon benign neoplasia that resembles primitive mesenchyme, dental papilla and stellate reticulum. Reports show that it frequently occurs in second and third decades. There is a slight predilection for females. It is locally aggressive and mostly involved in tooth-bearing area in mandible. The treatment of the lesion is surgical. Surgical methods are enucleation and resection of the involved part of the jaw. There is a high recurrence rate after inadequate surgical treatment. This is especially important that in odontogenic myxoma, the patients are mostly young. So it is all about the full rehabilition of the patients. This case highlights how we can modify treatment method in young patients without resection.