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

Keratocystic odontogenic tumour - An unusual presentation

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Author Details : Arush Thakur, Jagdish Vishnu Tupkari, Tabita Joy, Shraddha C. Jugade, Natarajan Chellappa

Volume : 3, Issue : 4, Year : 2017

Article Page : 225-227

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Keratocystic Odontogenic Tumour (KCOT) is one of the most controversial odontogenic tumor which remains an enigma to the world of dentistry, because of its varied biological behaviour. Initially, it was considered as a cyst but in 2005, WHO reclassified it as keratocystic odontogenic tumor because of its aggressive & recurrent behaviour & placed it in the categories of odontogenic tumors. Histopathologically it has pathognomonic appearance, but in some cases, it may show unusual histopathological presentation & can be confused with other cystic odontogenic tumors. Hard tissue formation in KCOT capsule & presence of Rushton bodies are an uncommon findings. Herewith, we report a case of 26 year old male patient with an unusual histopathologic presentation of KCOT mimicking unicystic ameloblastoma (UAB) at places & also showing Rushton bodies, areas of calcification & darkly stained cells within the capsule.

Keywords: Odontogenic Tumor, Rushton bodies, Unicystic ameloblastoma.

How to cite : Thakur A, Tupkari J V, Joy T, Jugade S C, Chellappa N, Keratocystic odontogenic tumour - An unusual presentation. J Oral Med Oral Surg Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2017;3(4):225-227

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