Ameloblastomatous calcifying ghost cell odontogenic cyst - a rare variant of a rare entity

Preet Singh, Harkanwal and Yadav, Madhulika and Nayar, Amit and Verma, Chanchal and Aggarwal, Palak and Kumar Bains, Sandeep (2013) Ameloblastomatous calcifying ghost cell odontogenic cyst - a rare variant of a rare entity. Annali di stomatologia, 4 (1). pp. 156-160. ISSN 1971-1441

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Calcifying odontogenic cyst (COC) is an uncommon benign cystic neoplasm of odontogenic origin, which shows extensive diversity in its clinico-pathological appearances and biological behavior. It most commonly occurs in broader age group of 1-82 years in anterior partof jaw which is classically described by presence of ghost cells. There are variants of COC according to clinical, histopathological, and radiological characteristics.Therefore a proper categorization of the cases is needed for better understanding of the pathogenesis of eachvariant. Here we report a rare case of ameloblastomatouscalcifying ghost cell odontogenic cyst in 24 year old female with brief review of literature. Presence of ameloblastomatous proliferation and impacted caninepresented a diagnostic dilemma and was diagnosed bycareful radiographic and histopathogical interpretation. Long follow up and more case report are required to shed light on its behaviour as there scarcity of data of this lesion in literature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cyst, ghost cells, neoplasm, odontogenic
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia > 617.5 Medicina regionale; Chirurgia regionale
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2013 15:00
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2015 14:24

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