KERATOCYSTIC ODONTOGENIC TUMOR OF THE MAXILLARY ANTERIOR REGION MASQUERADING AS A RADICULAR CYST


Byakodi Sanjay Satappa, Datar Uma Vasant, Sampada Kanitkar, Mamata Kamat

Abstract


Keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KCOT) is a benign odontogenic neoplasm which is characterized by aggressive behavior and a high recurrence rate. KCOTs have a predilection for the angle and ascending ramus of the mandible. Maxillary KCOTs are usually associated with nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome. Very few cases of non-syndromic KCOT crossing maxillary midline have been reported. In this article, we report a rare case of KCOT which presented as a multilocular radiolucency crossing midline and involving periapical area of maxillary incisors. The lesion thus simulated a periapical cyst. However, the lesion was proved to be a KCOT on histopathology. Thus this report highlights the need for histopathological evaluation of periapical lesions for accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.


Keywords


Anterior Maxilla, Keratocystic Odontogenic tumor, Radicular cyst.

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Title

KERATOCYSTIC ODONTOGENIC TUMOR OF THE MAXILLARY ANTERIOR REGION MASQUERADING AS A RADICULAR CYST

Keywords

Anterior Maxilla, Keratocystic Odontogenic tumor, Radicular cyst.

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i6.17513

Date

01-06-2017

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Journal

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 10 Issue 6 June 2017 Page: 3-4

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

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Authors & Affiliations

Byakodi Sanjay Satappa
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Dental College and Hospital, Sangli, Maharashtra, India,
India

Datar Uma Vasant
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Dental College and Hospital, Sangli, Maharashtra, India.
India

Sampada Kanitkar
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Dental College and Hospital, Sangli, Maharashtra, India.
India

Mamata Kamat
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Dental College and Hospital, Sangli, Maharashtra, India.
India


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