CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 508-512

Calcifying odontogenic cyst of anterior maxilla with complex odontoma


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, AME'S Dental College Hospital and Research Centre, Raichur, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, AME'S Dental College Hospital and Research Centre, Raichur, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, AME'S Dental College Hospital and Research Centre, Raichur, Karnataka, India

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Yadavalli Guruprasad
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, AME'S Dental College Hospital & Research Centre, Raichur - 584 103, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.135290

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Calcifying odontogenic cyst (COC) is an unusual and unique lesion with characteristics of a solid neoplasm and of a cyst. It shows considerable amount of histopathological diversity, with variable clinical behavior such as cystic, neoplastic and infiltrating malignant behavior. It is a rare developmental odontogenic cyst with notable presence of histopathological features, which include a cystic lining demonstrating characteristic "Ghost" epithelial cells with a propensity to calcify. Odontomes are best known as hamartomatous benign tumors rather than true neoplasms, arising from odontogenic tissues. Histologically, they are classified as compound and complex variety. We report a rare case of COC of anterior maxilla with complex odontome in a 12-year-old female child.


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