Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 103--106

Keratocystic odontogenic tumor of the right mandibular condyle: A rare case


Kamala Rawson, Basavaraj N Kallalli, Swaroop Telkar, Mohan Raju Penumatcha 
 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Narsinhbhai Patel Dental College and Hospital, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Kamala Rawson
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Narsinhbhai Patel Dental College and Hospital, Visnagar - 384 315, Gujarat
India

Odontogenic keratocyst (OKC) was first described by Hans Philipsen in 1956. The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated OKC as a Keratocystic Odontogenic Tumor (KCOT). KCOT is defined as «SQ»a benign uni- or multicystic, intraosseous tumor of odontogenic origin, with a characteristic lining of parakeratinized stratified squamous epithelium, with a potential for aggressive, infiltrative behavior«SQ». Radiographically, most OKCs are unilocular, presenting a well-defined peripheral rim and a central cavity having satellite cysts. It is characterized by a thin fibrous capsule and a lining of keratinized stratified squamous epithelium, which is typically corrugated, usually about 6 to 10 cells in thickness, and generally without rete pegs. The present case report describes an unusual case of KCOT with minimal clinical presentation indicative of a tumor highlighting the potential difficulties in determining the diagnosis.


How to cite this article:
Rawson K, Kallalli BN, Telkar S, Penumatcha MR. Keratocystic odontogenic tumor of the right mandibular condyle: A rare case .J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol 2014;26:103-106


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Rawson K, Kallalli BN, Telkar S, Penumatcha MR. Keratocystic odontogenic tumor of the right mandibular condyle: A rare case . J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 May 27 ];26:103-106
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