Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12--15

Glandular odontogenic cyst mimicking central mucoepidermoid carcinoma


Sudeendra Prabhu1, K Rekha1, GS Kumar2 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, SDM College of Dental Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology, K.S.R. Institute of Dental Science and Research, Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Sudeendra Prabhu
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, S.D.M.College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad - 580 009, Karnataka
India

Glandular odontogenic cyst (GOC) is a rare developmental cyst of the jaws. The most common site of occurrence is the anterior mandible, and it is most commonly seen in middle-aged people. It is a destructive lesion with a high rate of recurrence. A predilection for men is observed. Clinical and radiographic findings are not specific, and it can mimic as any other destructive lesion of the jaw. The histopathological features of GOC and those of low-grade central mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) are similar. Often, they are misdiagnosed as MEC. We present a case of GOC in the posterior maxilla, which is a rare site. The similarities and differences between GOC and central MEC are also discussed.


How to cite this article:
Prabhu S, Rekha K, Kumar G S. Glandular odontogenic cyst mimicking central mucoepidermoid carcinoma.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2010;14:12-15


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Prabhu S, Rekha K, Kumar G S. Glandular odontogenic cyst mimicking central mucoepidermoid carcinoma. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 May 6 ];14:12-15
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