Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 175--179

A silent transformation of keratocystic odontogenic tumour to squamous cell carcinoma: A case report and review of literature


Upendra Gurugubelli1, Ramesh Tatapudi1, Ravikanth Manyam2, Priyankesh Sinha1 
1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Upendra Gurugubelli
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vishnu Dental College, Vishnupur, Kovvada Village, Bhimavaram - 534 202, Andhra Pradesh
India

Till date cases reported elsewhere in the world regarding keratocystic odontogenic tumor transformation to squamous cell carcinoma are very sparse. It has been usually noticed in adult males, with the predominant location being posterior mandibular area. We hereby report a case of squamous cell carcinoma involving anterior mandibular area to posterior mandibular region in a 65-year-old female patient with no evidence of any ulceration and growth intraorally, suggesting that the tumor had a bony origin. Therefore, thorough monitoring of such tumours is necessary to arrive at a proper diagnosis, followed by providing treatment at the earliest.


How to cite this article:
Gurugubelli U, Tatapudi R, Manyam R, Sinha P. A silent transformation of keratocystic odontogenic tumour to squamous cell carcinoma: A case report and review of literature.J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol 2016;28:175-179


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Gurugubelli U, Tatapudi R, Manyam R, Sinha P. A silent transformation of keratocystic odontogenic tumour to squamous cell carcinoma: A case report and review of literature. J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 May 7 ];28:175-179
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