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Annals and Essences of Dentistry

Annals and Essences of Dentistry
Open Access

ISSN: 0975-8798, 0976-156X

Abstract

MULTICYSTIC VARIANT OF CALCIFYING CYSTIC ODONTOGENIC TUMOR ASSOCIATED WITH ODONTOME – REPORT OF A CASE AND REVIEW

Shreenivas Kallianpur, Sudheendra US, Sanjay Jadwani, Sowmya Kasetty

Calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor is an uncommon odontogenic neoplasm which is included in the heterogenous group of lesions under a broader description of Ghost cell odontogenic tumors. All these lesions have the presence of ghost cells as a common feature. Calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor is a unique lesion with variable biologic behaviour and found to occur with other odontogenic tumours. We present a case of Calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor occurring in a 15 year old boy involving an unerupted permanent canine and premolar. The tumor was multicystic in nature and was associated with a complex odontome. This article also includes an update on nomenclature and classification of ghost cell odontogenic lesions.

Published Date: 2011-03-31;

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