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Calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor: Report of two cases

Author(s): Mandal Shramana | Varma Kachnar | Khurana Nita | Mandal A

Journal: Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology
ISSN 0377-4929

Volume: 51;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 397;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Benign odontogenic tumor | calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor | maxilla | Pindborg tumor

Calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor (CEOT) is a rare, benign odontogenic tumor. It constitutes 0.4-3% of all odontogenic tumors. There is only a single case, which has been reported in the Indian literature that too in cytology. Microscopically, these are composed of large sheets of epithelial cells, amorphous amyloid-like material and calcification. Although these lesions are benign, they can be locally aggressive, but malignant transformation and metastasis is rare. Considering its locally aggressive nature, appropriate management and long-term follow-up is recommended. We describe two cases of CEOT involving the hard palate and leading to facial alterations.
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