As A Calcifying Cystic Odontogenic Tumour Mimicking Residual Cyst 2979-2983
Dr. Manveen Kaur Jawanda,
B-3/70, Hira Nagar,
Phone no. â€“ (0175) â€“ 2211750, 09417211750
BACKGROUND: Calcifying cystic odontogenic tumour (CCOT), first described by Gorlin in 1962, accounts for less than 2% of all odontogenic tumours. This rare cystic odontogenic lesion, sometimes referred to as the â€˜keratinizing and calcifying odontogenic cystâ€™, is characterized by the presence of â€˜ghostâ€™ epithelial cells and by its resemblance to the pilomatrixoma of the skin.
CASE: In this report, we present a rare case of calcifying odontogenic cyst mimicking as a residual cyst in the maxillary anterior region, in a 60-year-old female patient. The lesion was surgically removed. After enucleation, no recurrence has been recorded.
CONCLUSION: Correlation of clinical and radiological information with histological features is important in the diagnosis of odontogenic tumours and cysts.