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   2009| July-December  | Volume 13 | Issue 2  
    Online since November 10, 2009

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Gorlin-Goltz syndrome
Deepti Singh Jawa, Keya Sircar, Rani Somani, Neeraj Grover, Shipra Jaidka, Sanjeet Singh
July-December 2009, 13(2):89-92
DOI:10.4103/0973-029X.57677  PMID:21887009
Gorlin-Goltz syndrome is an autosomal dominant inherited disorder characterized by the presence of multiple odontogenic keratocysts along with various cutaneous, dental, osseous, ophthalmic, neurological, and sex organ abnormalities. Early diagnosis is essential as it may progress to aggressive basal cell carcinomas and neoplasias. Gorlin-Goltz syndrome has rarely been reported from India. We report here one such patient, diagnosed at a rural hospital.
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Dentinogenic ghost cell tumor
Shikha B Singhaniya, Suresh R Barpande, Jyoti D Bhavthankar
July-December 2009, 13(2):97-100
DOI:10.4103/0973-029X.57679  PMID:21887011
Dentinogenic ghost cell tumor (DGCT) is a rare tumorous form of calcifying odontogenic cyst and only a small number of cases have been described. It is a locally invasive neoplasm that is characterized by ameloblastoma-like epithelial islands, ghost cells and dentinoid. The present report describes a case of a 21-year-old male with a tumor in the posterior region of the mandible, showing features of DGCT.
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Amelogenesis imperfecta: Report of a case and review of literature
Mayur Chaudhary, Shweta Dixit, Asha Singh, Sanket Kunte
July-December 2009, 13(2):70-77
DOI:10.4103/0973-029X.57673  PMID:21887005
Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is a diverse collection of inherited diseases that exhibit quantitative or qualitative tooth enamel defects in the absence of systemic manifestations. Also known by varied names such as Hereditary enamel dysplasia, Hereditary brown enamel, Hereditary brown opalescent teeth, this defect is entirely ectodermal, since mesodermal components of the teeth are basically normal. The AI trait can be transmitted by either autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, or X-linked modes of inheritance. Genes implicated in autosomal forms are genes encoding enamel matrix proteins, namely: enamelin and ameloblastin, tuftelin, MMP-20 and kallikrein - 4. This article presents a case reported to Dr. D. Y. Patil, Dental College and Hospital, Pune, India, along with a review of this often seen clinical entity.
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Multiple congenital epulis in newborn - A rare presentation
Sandeep Sahu, RK Maurya, Yaswant Rao, Asha Agarwal
July-December 2009, 13(2):78-80
DOI:10.4103/0973-029X.57674  PMID:21887006
A newborn infant with multiple congenital oral swellings can be a striking sight for both parents and healthcare professionals involved in neonatal care. Neumann first described congenital epulis of a newborn in 1871, hence it is also known as Neumann's tumor. Congenital epulis occurs at birth and has a predilection for females. Congenital epulis clinically appears as a pedunculated protuberant mass. In cases with large lesions, mechanical, oral, and nasal obstruction can impair fetal deglutition or interfering with feeding and / or respiratory impairment. We are reporting a case of a six-day-old, 3.5 kg newborn female, who had reported to our institution with multiple congenital oral swellings arising from the maxilla and mandible.
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Lipoid proteinosis
Roopa Shamsundar Rao, Sunita S Betkerur, Chaitanya Babu, VM Sudha
July-December 2009, 13(2):81-84
DOI:10.4103/0973-029X.57675  PMID:21887007
Lipoid proteinosis is a rare disorder with autosomal recessive inheritance, characterized by progressive deposition of hyaline material in the skin, mucous membrane, and different organs of the body, resulting in a multitude of clinical manifestations. A 62-year-old male presented with hoarseness of voice since infancy, eyelid beading, and generalized acneiform scars on the facial skin and extremities, and yellowish papules on his tongue and buccal mucose. The patient was diagnosed clinically as a case of Lipoid proteinosis, which was confirmed by skin and mucosal biopsy. The objective of the present work is to describe this rare entity, with approximately 250 cases found in medical literature. This case report also illustrates that Lipoid proteinosis may show protean clinical features and yet may remain undiagnosed for many years. This report will hopefully spawn further studies that will lead to early diagnosis.
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Salivary duct carcinoma of parotid gland
Vijay Sreedhar Babu Kinnera, Kumaraswamy Reddy Mandyam, Amit Kumar Chowhan, Rukmangadha Nandyala, Venkata Phaneendra Bobbidi, Venkatarami Reddy Vutukuru
July-December 2009, 13(2):85-88
DOI:10.4103/0973-029X.57676  PMID:21887008
A 40-year old male presented with rapidly growing swelling in the right parotid region. Based on the fine needle aspiration cytology report of adenocarcinoma not otherwise specified, superficial parotidectomy was performed, which showed the features of salivary duct carcinoma by histopathological examination. The smears were reviewed to identify the potential pitfalls in the cytological diagnosis of salivary duct carcinoma.
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Regional odontodysplasia: An unusual case report
Damodhar Kappadi, Prabhakar Attiguppe Ramasetty, Kirthi Kumar Rai, Ahmed Mujib Bangalore Rahim
July-December 2009, 13(2):62-66
DOI:10.4103/0973-029X.57671  PMID:21887003
Regional odontodysplasia is an uncommon developmental anomaly affecting a localized area of dentition, with distinctive clinical, radiographic, and histological findings. This article reviews a case of a 14-year-old female who reported with unerupted maxillary anterior teeth. This case was rare in that it involved maxillary dentition with unerupted maxillary anterior teeth on the right side, but the left central incisor was missing. The molars on the right side were showing some amount of abnormality. Radiographically, the affected teeth had a 'ghostly' appearance, showing a marked reduction in radiodensity. Both enamel and dentin appeared to be very thin, the pulp chamber was exceedingly large, and the roots were short with wide open apices. All the characteristics were consistent with the diagnosis of regional odontodysplasia. The care and treatment of this patient required a multidisciplinary approach. The unerupted maxillary anterior teeth were surgically removed, following which temporary prosthetic restoration was provided to improve esthetics and to restore the function.
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Basal cell adenoma in a relatively rare site
Nidhi Gupta, Kiran Jadhav, BR Ahmed Mujib, Vikram S Amberkar
July-December 2009, 13(2):101-104
DOI:10.4103/0973-029X.57680  PMID:21887012
Basal cell adenoma (BCA) of the salivary glands is an uncommon type of monomorphic adenoma. Its most frequent location is the parotid gland. It usually appears as a firm and mobile slow-growing mass. Histologically, it is seen as nests of isomorphic cells and interlaced trabeculae with a prominent basal membrane. There is also slack, hyaline stroma with absence of a myxoid or chondroid component. We describe a case of BCA of palatal minor salivary glands, a rare site for its occurrence. We also briefly review the literature on the same.
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Oral traumatic neuroma with mature ganglion cells: A case report and review of the literature
Marcio Ajudarte Lopes, Pablo Agustin Vargas, Oslei Paes Almeida, Ademar Takahama, Jorge Esquiche Leon
July-December 2009, 13(2):67-69
DOI:10.4103/0973-029X.57672  PMID:21887004
Traumatic neuromas are characterized by the presence of pain, burning, or paresthesia, associated with a history of trauma, normally surgery, in the same site. In the oral cavity, the most commonly affected sites are the lip, tongue, and mental nerve area. Pressure on the suspected area usually provokes pain. They microscopically consist of a proliferation of nerve fascicles embedded in a background of collagen. We present a case of a 42-year-old Latin American female patient complaining of a painful solitary nodule erupting on the lingual surface of the mandibular body. Histopathological analysis showed a traumatic neuroma associated with mature ganglion cells, which is an extremely unusual finding. After complete removal of the lesion the symptoms disappeared. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of a unique lesion with unusual clinical and histopathological features reported in the English language literature.
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Bilateral fusion of permanent mandibular incisors with Talon's cusp: A rare case report
Attiguppe Ramasetty Prabhakar, Taranjot Kaur, Basappa Nadig
July-December 2009, 13(2):93-96
DOI:10.4103/0973-029X.57678  PMID:21887010
Whenever nature diverts from the "normal or usual" it gives rise to something called "abnormal or unusual," which we call "a Disorder". Fusion of two teeth is a common developmental disorder that is seen by a clinician. However, bilateral fusion along with Talon's cusp is very rarely seen and reported in literature. This article describes a rare case of the bilateral fusion of permanent mandibular central and lateral incisors, along with presence of Talon's cusp on the left fused teeth.
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From the Editor's Desk
Elizabeth Joshua
July-December 2009, 13(2):59-59
DOI:10.4103/0973-029X.57668  PMID:21887002
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Know this field
N Lavanya, Elizabeth Joshua, KM Umadevi, K Ranganathan
July-December 2009, 13(2):61-61
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President's message
V Ipe Varghese
July-December 2009, 13(2):60-60
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