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A unique case of a calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor

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The calcifying odontogenic cyst was first reported by Gorlin et al. in 1962. At that time, it was classified as a cyst related to the odontogenic apparatus, although it was later renamed as a calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor by the WHO calcification in 2005 due to its histological complexity, morphological diversity and aggressive proliferation [2]. Here, we describe a case of a calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor in a 4- year-old boy. The lesion was surgically removed, and the histopathological examination revealed it to be a cystic tumor with ghost cells, a stellate reticulum and small amount of dentinoid tissue in the cystic wall.

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Gamoh, S. , Nakashima, Y. , Akiyama, H. , Shimizutani, K. , Sanuki, T. , Kotani, J. , Yamada, K. , Morita, S. , Tominaga, K. , Wato, M. and Tanaka, A. (2013) A unique case of a calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor. Open Journal of Stomatology, 3, 314-317. doi: 10.4236/ojst.2013.36052.

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