Calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor: case report

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Edition V03N01 | Year 2017 | Editorial Case Report | Pages 50 to 56

Carlos Alberto Medeiros Martins, Ana Cláudia Farias Anhalt, Fernando Vacilotto Gomes

The oral cavity can present a lot of cysts and odontogenic tumors in various structures composing it. One of them, the calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor (CCOT), represents approximately 2% of these injuries. CCOT usually affects Caucasian, young adults in the third and fourth decades of life with no gender preference. Due to the absence of painful symptoms, the patient does not notice changes and can overlook some research on local involvement. Radiographs or CTs are essential for the diagnosis and the surgical treatment with enucleation; histopathological and immunohistochemical tests are performed after the lesion removal for final diagnosis. The purpose of this article was to present a case report in which the patient was stricken with TOCC associated with a retained canine in the left jaw. Another important aspect is the discussion of the difficulty in diagnostic, due to the differences between histopathological and immunohistochemistry results.

Odontogenic cyst, calcifying, Odontogenic tumors, Jaw,

Martins CAM, Anhalt ACF, Gomes FV. Tumor odontogênico cístico calcificante: relato de caso. J Braz Coll Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2017 jan-abr;3(1):50-6. DOI:

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