AN UNCOMMON FINDING – Calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor (CCOT)
Calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor is a benign cystic neoplasm of odontogenic origin , characterized by ameloblastoma-like epithelium with ghost cells that may calcify. This is a case report of Unicystic Ameloblastoma associated CCOT in a 15 year old boy involving mandible from chin to left body of mandible.
A 15 year old male patient reported with chief complaint of pain in the anterior region of lower jaw since 3 months. The associated symptoms included discomfort during chewing of food and swelling in that area. The swelling was slow growing which had now increased to the present size .
Extraorally , the swelling extended from chin to left body of mandible . On palpitation the swelling was firm and tender . No lymphadenopathy was observed.
Intraoral examination revealed an intrabony swelling on left lingual side of the mandible extending from right canine to left first molar region . The swelling was approximately 3*1 cm sq in size. The diffuse intrabony swelling of mandible obliterated the left buccal vestibule and displaced the anterior teeth on the left side .
CAN YOU THINK OF POSSIBLE REASONS FOR THE OCCURRENCE OF THIS TUMOR?
Ref. from DR Usha sharma from department of oral pathology KMSDCH
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