A retrospective analysis of oral and maxillofacial pathology in an Australian paediatric population

Kelloway, E., Ha, W. N., Dost, F. and Farah, C. S. (2014) A retrospective analysis of oral and maxillofacial pathology in an Australian paediatric population. Australian Dental Journal, 59 2: 221-225. doi:10.1111/adj.12174


Author Kelloway, E.
Ha, W. N.
Dost, F.
Farah, C. S.
Title A retrospective analysis of oral and maxillofacial pathology in an Australian paediatric population
Journal name Australian Dental Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0045-0421
1834-7819
Publication date 2014-06-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/adj.12174
Open Access Status
Volume 59
Issue 2
Start page 221
End page 225
Total pages 5
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background
The prevalence of oral and maxillofacial pathology has not previously been reported in the Australian paediatric population. This study aimed to audit a large pathology service to provide insight into the prevalence of oral and maxillofacial pathology.

Methods
Written records of a major Australian oral pathology service were imported into an electronic database. Age, gender and histological diagnosis were assessed. Prevalence of histological diagnoses as a percentage of the major diagnostic categories and of the whole sample were calculated, as well as gender predilections and mean age of presentation of disease.

Results
A total of 1305 oral pathology specimens, collected from paediatric patients aged 16 and under were included in the analysis. The most common pathology was dental pathology (24.4%), followed by odontogenic cysts (18.5%) and mucosal pathology (17.0%). The most frequently encountered lesion was the dentigerous cyst (9.4%), followed by fibrous hyperplasia (8.3%), radicular cyst (5.2%) and chronic periapical granuloma (5.2%).

Conclusions
In the paediatric population, dental pathology and specifically, the dentigerous cyst is the most common pathology type sent for histopathology, suggesting a high prevalence of pathology of dental origin occurring in Australian children.
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