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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 457-458
Odontogenic tumors: Review of 127 cases in Marathwada region of Maharashtra

1 Department of Dentistry, VM Government Medical College, Solapur, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology, GDCH Aurangabad, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
3 Upadhyay Dental Clinic, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.JOMFP_75_15

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Introduction: Odontogenic tumors (OTs) are a group of heterogeneous lesions derived from epithelial or ectomesenchymal tissues or both, which are part of the tooth-forming apparatus. They range from hamartomatous or nonneoplastic tissue proliferations to malignant neoplasms with metastatic capacity. OTs are comparatively rare, comprising about 4.79% of all oral and maxillofacial biopsy specimens diagnosed. Several retrospective studies carried out in Africa, Asia, Europe and America, show that differences exist in the relative frequency of the various histologic types. Very few studies are reported among Asians, especially from the Indian subcontinent. Hence, the present study is designed to determine the frequency of the OTs and compare them with reports of various other part of the world. Study Design: A retrospective study was carried out with the ethical clearance and permission from the authority. The histopathology records from the Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, within the period from January 1992 to June 2012 were obtained. A total number of OTs were analyzed for age, gender, site of the tumor and histopathological type. The odontogenic keratocyst now considered as kerato cysticodontogenic tumor (KCOT) was also included in the present study. Statistical analysis was carried out to find out the incidence of OTs according to their histopathological type, and also to find male: female ratio in various OTs. Results: Totally, 2652 tissue specimens were received for histopathologic examination out of which 127 were OTs. All these reported cases were benign except two cases of malignancy. Among these male: female ratio of 1.04:1 with an overall mandible: maxilla ratio of 1.01:1. The most common benign odontogenic tumor was KCOT (44.9%). Ameloblastomas were the second most common benign tumors (35.43%), followed by odontome (7.08%) and adenomatoid odontogenic tumor (4.72%). Age distribution showed a peak occurrence of the odontogenic tumor in the fourth decade (31.49%). Conclusion: OTs are rare lesions in the studied population and are represented mainly by the KCOT, ameloblastoma and odontoma. Data from the reviewed cases have shown a possible geographic variation of OTs. With the introduction of the KCOT in the 2005 WHO classification, this neoplasm is now one of the most prevalent OT types.

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