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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 82-85

Calcifying odontogenic cyst with atypical features

1 Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, Teynampet, Chennai, India
2 Quality Diagnostics, Alwarpet, Chennai, India

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S M Balaji
Consultant Craniofacial Surgeon and Director, Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, 30, KB Dasan Road, Teynampet, Chennai - 600 018
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DOI: 10.4103/2231-0746.95331

PMID: 23482835

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The calcifying odontogenic cyst (COC) was first delineated in 1962. 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. In addition, the COC may be associated with other recognized odontogenic tumors. This gives rise to a spectrum of variants of COC according to clinical, histopathological, and radiological characteristics. Very few reports have actually captured the actual transformation while most reported cases are documents of co-existing lesions. This article presents one such entity, where the asymptomatic presentation misled the diagnosis and on histopathological examination revealed the COC with areas suggestive of adenomatoid odontogenic tumor.

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