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Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology

Glandular odontogenic cyst: a clinically challenging pathology

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Author Details: Heena Sayed, Aatif Sayed, Amit Sangle

Volume : 3

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2395-6194

Print ISSN : 2395-6186

Article First Page : 117

Article End Page : 120


Glandular odontogenic cyst (GOC) is an uncommon developmental odontogenic cyst of the jaw with a relative frequency between 0.012-1.3%. GOC is very rare and has an unpredictable and potentially aggressive behaviour. Generally this cyst is encountered in the anterior areas of the mandible and is more common with a wide age range, the mean age being 49.5 years, and has a tendency to recur. GOC is often misdiagnosed because of its overlapping clinical and histopathological features with that of other odontogenic cysts such as lateral periodontal cyst (LPC) and central low-grade Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma. Here, we present a case of GOC in a 43 yr old male patient in the right mandibular posterior region treated by enucleation and chemical curettage with Carnoy’s solution.

Glandular odontogenic cyst, Developmental cyst, Lateral periodontal cyst, Mucoepidermoid carcinoma, Carnoy’s solution