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

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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 154-157
Disorganized histomorphology: Dentinogenic ghost cell tumor

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Buraydah Private Dental College, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Buraydah Private Dental College, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia

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Cheshta Walia
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Buraydah Private Dental College, Buraydah 31717
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.JOMFP_95_15

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Calcifying odontogenic cyst (COC) is a term used broadly to define lesions which were either cystic/solid in nature. However, a new term defining dentinogenic ghost cell tumor (DGCT), as its neoplastic counterpart, histopathologically showed the presence of dentinoid-like areas, ghost cells and ameloblastomatous-like odontogenic epithelium. This possesses a great challenge to an oral pathologist in diagnosing and differentiating it from solid multicystic ameloblastoma or COCs so as to ensure the biological behavior and pathogenesis behind its multifaceted nature. The author presents an exceptional case of DGCT, with special emphasis on its pathogenesis, occurring in an 80-year-old female with facial asymmetry and unique histopathology.

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