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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 479
Clear cell variant of calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor of maxilla: Report of a rare case


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Al Jabal Al Ghardi University, Al Zawia, Libya
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Rajarajeshwari Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Karnataka Lingayat Education Society Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, India

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Shruthi Rangaswamy
Rajarajeshwari Dental College and Hospital, Mysore Road, Bangalore - 560 005, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.125228

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The calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor (CEOT) is a rare benign tumor of the jaws. Pindborg's tumor having clear cells is extremely rare. Twelve central lesions have been reported of which only three cases have occurred in maxilla. Clear cell variant is a distinct entity, has more aggressive biological behavior and higher chances of recurrence. Hence it is important that presence of clear cells be included in histopathological diagnosis. Here we present a rare case of clear cell CEOT having aggressive behavior.


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