CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 349-353

Orthokeratinized odontogenic keratocyst crossing mandibular midline: A diagnostic dilemma


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth's Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth's Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Sonal Shah
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth's Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pimpri, Pune - 411018, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.128980

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Orthokeratinized odontogenic keratocyst is a less-aggressive non-syndromic variant of odontogenic keratocyst (OKC). In this case report, we are highlighting an unusual presentation of OKC with paresthesia, non-vital teeth, and minimal cortical expansion. The radiograph of the patient revealed a radiolucency crossing the midline in the anterior mandible. This manuscript discusses a case which presented as a diagnostic dilemma due to variable clinical and radiological features mimicking different pathologies occurring in the anterior mandible. We have discussed various clinical and radiographic differential diagnoses of the same.


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