Can The Mandibular Tumor Recur?

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I have a mandibular tumor of the odontogenic myxoma type, I have attached the plate and all of the lower left teeth have been removed. Can this type of tumor come back again?rnIs there anything from food that can trigger it? Please explain..thank you

1 Answer:

Hello good morning Dyah.


Odontogenic myxoma is a benign tumor that often attacks the jawbone (especially the mandible). Although benign, this tumor is very aggressive towards surrounding tissues and has a high recurrence rate. These tumors tend to be slow to grow, painless, and do not metastasize (do not spread to other organs), although some patients may also experience pain, tingling, sores inside the mouth, and loose teeth. These tumors can also cause changes in the shape of the jaw. This tumor usually attacks the age of 20-30 years (although it can also attack a younger age), and is more common in women.


The treatment of choice for odontogenic myxoma is surgery. The type of surgery performed depends on the location and size of the tumor. Some experts recommend radiotherapy before or after surgery, although some studies suggest that these tumors are resistant to radiotherapy.


Odontogenic myxoma, as mentioned above, has a high tendency of recurrence. The trigger is the type of tumor itself, and not because of the food or drink consumed. Therefore, what can be done is control regularly for at least 5 years, to see progress and whether there are signs of recurrence.

That's all, hope it helps :)


dr. Denisa


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