Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery

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Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 152--157

Odontogenic keratocyst: Developing a protocol for surgical intervention


Rajesh Ashok Kshirsagar, Rajat Chandrashekhar Bhende, Pratik Hemantkumar Raut, Vrushika Mahajan, Vishal Jugalkishor Tapadiya, Vikram Singh 
 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rajat Chandrashekhar Bhende
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra
India

The aim of this study was to report the outcome of a conservative treatment protocol – “enucleation and packing open” for odontogenic keratocyst (OKC). Ten patients with OKC were treated at our institute by peripheral ostectomy, enucleation followed by open packing. This conservative treatment protocol was selected because of relatively young age of the patients and relatively large size of the lesions. All the cases were monitored at regular predetermined intervals using clinical evaluation and panoramic radiographs. There was no evidence of recurrence during follow-up. The conservative treatment protocol for OKC, based on enucleation followed by open packing would be a possible choice in view of the simplicity of surgical procedure and low morbidity. This treatment modality has a low recurrence rate and may be particularly useful in young patients and patients with advanced systemic disease not amenable to major surgical intervention.


How to cite this article:
Kshirsagar RA, Bhende RC, Raut PH, Mahajan V, Tapadiya VJ, Singh V. Odontogenic keratocyst: Developing a protocol for surgical intervention.Ann Maxillofac Surg 2019;9:152-157


How to cite this URL:
Kshirsagar RA, Bhende RC, Raut PH, Mahajan V, Tapadiya VJ, Singh V. Odontogenic keratocyst: Developing a protocol for surgical intervention. Ann Maxillofac Surg [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Dec 6 ];9:152-157
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