Frequency of Paediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Tumors:A retrospective Study


  • Sidra tul muntaha
  • Nazia Noreen
  • Muslim Khan
  • Muhammad Younas
  • Muhammad Nisar
  • Momena Rashid



Background and objectives: Tumors in maxillofacial region can be classified in benign or malignant variety, they may also be
of odontogenic and non-odontogenic origin. Surgical Intervention in childhood leads to many complications. The aim of this
study was to determine the type and frequency of tumors in pediatric population in patients reported to Khyber College of
Dentistry Peshawar.
Methods: The admission record of total 80 child patients having maxillofacial tumors were reviewed over a period of 4 years
and 5 months i.e., from January 2013 to May 2017 in the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery, Khyber College of
Dentistry, Peshawar.
Results: Out of 80 patients, 44 were males and 36 females. Mean age was 12.5±4.6. Most common age of presentation was
18 years. Most common tumor was vascular malformation followed by giant cell granuloma. Majority of the tumors were of
benign nature.
Conclusion: Vascular malformation and giant cell granuloma are the most common maxillofacial tumors in children in this
region. Timely diagnosisis the key to avoid morbidity andmortality