Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ISSN: 2581-4893)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 12

Odontogenic Keratocyst Mimicking Odontogenic Dentigerous Cyst. A Laborious Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenge

Mahamadou Konate*, Mounia El Bouhairi and Ihsane Benyahya

Department of Oral Surgery, Faculté de Médecine Dentaire, Université Hassan II Casablanca, Morocco

*Corresponding Author: Mahamadou Konate, Department of Oral Surgery, Faculté de Médecine Dentaire, Université Hassan II Casablanca, Morocco.

Received: September 29, 2020; Published: November 18, 2020



  Odontogenic keratocyst (OKC) is a developmental cyst of jaw which arises from odontogenic epithelium. OKCs has been considered to be cystic neoplasms and called keratocystic odontogenic tumors in WHO classification in 2005. Although reclassified as cysts by WHO at 2017, OKCs are characterized by clinically aggressive behavior and high risk of recurrence. Clinical and radiological features are not specific and can mimic other lesions of jaw as dentigerous cyst. This tumor is also a developmental cyst but is less aggressive and not recurring. The management differs depending on the nature of the cyst. This paper presents OKC case mimicking dentigerous cyst, also the histopathological characteristics specific to odontogenic keratocyst as well as the adapted management.

Keywords: Odontogenic Cyst; Odontogenic keratocyst; Dentigerous Cyst



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Citation: Mahamadou Konate., et al. “Odontogenic Keratocyst Mimicking Odontogenic Dentigerous Cyst. A Laborious Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenge". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.12 (2020): 64-67.


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