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Calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor associated with an odontome – a diverse lesion encountered

Authors Radheshyam C, Alokenath B, Kumar H, Abikshyeet P

Received 3 May 2015

Accepted for publication 15 June 2015

Published 31 July 2015 Volume 2015:7 Pages 91—95


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Christopher Okunseri

Chourasia Radheshyam,1 Bandyopadhyay Alokenath,2 Harish Kumar,2 Panda Abikshyeet2

1Shri Medishine Hospital, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India; 2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Abstract: The human jaw is an exclusive habitat for odontogenic lesions. Ghost cells associated odontogenic lesions are a diverse group with a variety of presentations in the jaws. Calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor is a benign cystic neoplasm of odontogenic origin which demonstrates ghost cells in the epithelial component. This tumor sometimes mimics the features of a cyst clinically and radiographically, but histopathologically as well as behavior-wise shows the features of a tumor. Many classification systems have been proposed and revised from time to time. Presently a dualistic concept is highlighted to classify this group of lesions. The present case highlights a case of calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor associated with a complex composite odontome, which appeared like a cyst clinically and radiographically.

Keywords: calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor, calcifying odontogenic cyst, odontome, ghost cell

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