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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, Year : 2017

Article Page : 117-120


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Abstract

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.

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

How to cite : Sayed H, Sayed A, Sangle A, Glandular odontogenic cyst: a clinically challenging pathology. J Oral Med Oral Surg Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2017;3(2):117-120

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