As A Calcifying Cystic Odontogenic Tumour Mimicking Residual Cyst 2979-2983
Dr. Manveen Kaur Jawanda,
B-3/70, Hira Nagar,
Phone no. – (0175) – 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 ‘keratinizing and calcifying odontogenic cyst’, is characterized by the presence of ‘ghost’ 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.