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Intraosseous calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor

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Author(s): Kler Shikha | Palaskar Sangeeta | Shetty Vishwa | Bhushan Anju

Journal: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
ISSN 0973-029X

Volume: 13;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 27;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor | ghost cells | odontogenic tumor

ABSTRACT
The calcifying odontogenic cyst was first reported by Gorlin et al . in 1962. It had been classified as a neoplasm related to the odontogenic apparatus because of its histological complexity and morphological diversity until it was renamed as a calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor by the WHO, in 2005. Here we describe a case of mandibular calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor in a 75-year-old male, which was present since five years, with a history of occurrence after the extraction of teeth in the involved region. The lesion was surgically removed and a histopathological examination revealed a cystic tumor with predominance of ghost cells and some amount of dentinoid tissue.
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