The Keratocystic Odontogenic Tumor

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of California San Francisco, Box 0440, Room C522, 521 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143-0440, USA. Electronic address: .
Oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America (Impact Factor: 0.58). 12/2012; 25(1). DOI: 10.1016/j.coms.2012.11.003
Source: PubMed


In 2005, the World Health Organization renamed the lesion previously known as an odontogenic keratocyst as the keratocystic odontogenic tumor. The clinical features associated with the keratocystic odontogenic tumor show it to be a unilocular or multilocular radiolucency, occurring most frequently in the posterior mandible. These tumors are normally diagnosed histologically from a sample of the lining. With simple enucleation, it seems that the recurrence rate may be from 25% to 60%.

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