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


 
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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 269-271
Classification of odontogenic cysts and tumors – Antecedents


1 Department of Oral Pathology, Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute, Kelambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology, Azeezia Dental College, Kollam, Kerala, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, Telangana, India
4 Department of Oral Pathology, Adhiparasakthi Dental College and Hospital, Melmaruvathur, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Aesha Imran
Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute, Kelambakkam, Chennai - 603 103, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.185935

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Pierre Paul Broca produced a monograph on tumor classification which also included the classification of odontogenic tumors (OTs). The terminology used to describe malignant epithelial OTs has varied since the World Health Organization published the initial consensus on the taxonomy of OTs. Minor changes were introduced in the second edition. It is only in the very recent years that additional knowledge has accumulated and refined the classification. This review emphasizes on reasons for modification by each author and the recent acceptance.


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