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J Korean Assoc Maxillofac Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Nov;30(6):599-603. Korean. Case Report.
Choi BY , Lee J , Kim JH , Yoon DH , Lee YJ , Jo BH , Hwang DH .
Derpartment of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Wonkwang University, Korea. 99byc@hanmail.net
Abstract

Calcifying odontogenic cyst(COC) is comparatively rare in occurrence. COC represents about 1% of jaw cysts, and although it may occur in soft tissue, it is most commonly found within bone. Both the intraosseous and extraosseous forms occur with about equal frequency in the maxilla and mandible, mainly in the incisor and canine areas The most notable features of this pathologic entity are histopathological and include a cyst lining demonstrating characteristic 'ghost' epithelial cells with a propensity to calcify and the occasional association of this finding with certain odontogenic tumors including the odontoma and the ameloblastoma. In this case, COC was associated with anterior wall of the maxillary sinus which appeared in the anterior maxilla of 64-year-old woman, was reported. We report that the clinical experience of COC with review of literatures.

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