Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, JSS Dental College and Hospital, India
*Corresponding Author: Shikha Khare, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, JSS Dental College and Hospital, India.
Received: December 17, 2019; Published: January 11, 2020
The knowledge of the epidemiology of odontogenic cysts and tumors is limited in India owing to inadequate data management at primary healthcare level. Therefore, this retrospective study was designed to determine the prevalence of orofacial cysts and tumors in south Indian population according to age and gender.
Archived documents over a period of 5 years were analysed, tabulated and subjected to descriptive statistical analysis. Result revealed the common occurance of odontogenic cysts, followed by benign odontogenic tumors and malignant odontogenic tumors. All the cysts and tumors of odontogenic origin showed slight male predominance.
It is of utmost importance to initiate preventive measures and initial screening protocols for maxillofacial pathologies. Such strategies require regular epidemiologic monitoring of the oral cavity and associated lesions.
Keywords: Odontogenic Cyst; Odontogenic Tumour; Benign Tumors; Malignant Tumors; Prevalence
Citation: Shikha Khare. “Retrospective Assesssment of Prevalence of Orofacial Cysts and Tumors- An Institutional Descriptive Study”.Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.2 (2020): 01-03.
Copyright: © 2020 Shikha Khare. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.