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IP International Journal of Maxillofacial Imaging

Large Keratocystic Odontogenic Tumor involving entire maxillary sinus: A common pathology in uncommon location

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Author Details: Sanika Kulkarni, Kumar Nilesh, Pankaj Patil, MI Parkar, Kamla KA

Volume : 3

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2581-3838

Print ISSN : 2581-382X

Article First Page : 68

Article End Page : 70


Keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KOT) is an odontogenic neoplasm of jaw which occurs more frequently in mandible. Its occurrence in maxilla is relatively infrequent. This article reports a case of large KOT of left maxilla involving the entire maxillary sinus extending up to the infra-orbital rim, in a middle aged person. The pathology was treated with surgical enucleation and chemical cauterization. Taking into the consideration the high recurrence rate of KOT, regular and periodic follow up is necessary in such cases. At 2 years follow up the present case showed normal healing with no recurrence.

Odontogenic keratocyst, Jaw, Tumor, Maxillary Sinus