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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 113-116

Odontogenic keratocyst with horizontal impaction of third molar


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, A J Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology, A J Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Preethi A Poonja
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, A J Institute of Dental Sciences, NH 66, Kuntikana, Mangaluru - 575 004, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/amhs.amhs_12_21

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Odontogenic keratocyst (OKC), previously known as keratocystic odontogenic tumor, are benign cystic lesions involving the mandible or maxilla and are believed to arise from dental lamina. What makes this cyst special is its aggressive behavior and high recurrence rate. This cyst is predominantly seen in younger patients (2nd–3rd decade) and may be seen in either the body or ramus of the mandible or maxilla. The distribution between sexes varies from equality to a male-to-female ratio of 1.6:1, except in children. There may be male predilection. Radiographically, it appears as unilocular or multilocular lesions with scalloped contour. This cyst is commonly detected incidentally. When symptomatic, jaw swelling and pain are common symptoms associated with this tumor. Less commonly, trismus and paresthesia may occur. Here, we present a case of OKC in a young male patient associated with an impacted right mandibular third molar.


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