Calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor- a unique developmental lesion arising in mandible

S Vasudev, VP Singh, R Jhawar, DK Roy
2012 Health Renaissance  
Calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor (CCOT) is a unique developmental lesion arising from the odontogenic epithelial remnants present in the jaw bones. It is a very rare lesion having a distinctive histopathologic appearance characterized by the presence of ghost cells with considerable amount of histopathologic diversity. The case report describes a rare and unusually large presentation of CCOT in an 18 year old female. The patient presented with a large swelling in the mandibular' anterior
more » ... bular' anterior region. After clinical, radiographic investigations, an incisional biopsy was performed and a diagnosis of CCOT was made. The cyst was enucleated with complete removal of cystic lining. The patient has recovered well and has been kept under observation.
doi:10.3126/hren.v10i1.6012 fatcat:6boub7lh7fhufgjxcsi2bmojmi