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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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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

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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