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An Official Publication of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists

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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 99-103
Calcifying odontogenic cyst

1 Department of Oral and Maxillo Facial Pathalogy, SRM Dental Colege & Hospital, Chennai, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery, SRM Dental Colege & Hospital, Chennai, India

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K Rajkumar
Department of OMFP, SRM Dental College and Hospital, Ramapuram, Chennai
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The calcifying odontogenic cyst (COC) was first described as a separate entity by Gorlin in 1962. Once thought to be a cutaneous counterpart of benign calcifying epithelioma of Malherbe, described in 1980, COC is an unusual and unique lesion with characteristics of a solid neoplasm and of a cyst. It shows considerable amount of histopathological diversity, with variable clinical behaviour such as cystic, neoplastic, and infiltrating malignant behaviour. There may be 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 each variant. A case of calcifying odontogenic cyst is reported with a brief review of literature.

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