Odontogenic Keratocyst Mandible An Interesting Case report and Literature review

Balasubramanian, Thiagarajan and Geetha, Ramamoorthy Odontogenic Keratocyst Mandible An Interesting Case report and Literature review. ENT SCHOLAR.


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The term odontogenic keratocyst was first described by Philipsen in 1956. This cyst actually arises from the cell rests of dental lamina. It can occur anywhere in the jaw but is commonly seen in the posterior part of the mandible. Since the clinical features and radiological appearance are not characteristic this condition is commonly misdiagnosed. This is more so when the lesion is related to the nonvital tooth. Odontogenic keratocyst has been rechristened as keratocystic odontogenic tumor by WHO working group in 2005. This was necessitated to differentiate this lesion from its orthokeratinizing variant which is currently considered as odontogenic cyst. This case report discusses odontogenic keratocyst of mandible.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: odontogenic keratocyst, drtbalu, cyst mandible
Subjects: R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Prof Balasubramanian Thiagarajan
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2014 09:29
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2014 09:29
URI: http://rhinology.in/id/eprint/12

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