Yonsei Med J.  2006 Feb;47(1):122-125. 10.3349/ymj.2006.47.1.122.

An Unusual Odontogenic Cyst with Diverse Histologic Features

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Oral Pathology, BK 21 Project, School of Dentistry, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea. jhyoon@chosun.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, BK 21 Project, School of Dentistry, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea.
  • 3Department of Oral Pathology, Oral Cancer Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Dentistry, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

An unusual odontogenic cyst, which was originally believed to be a clinical dentigerous cyst associated with an impacted mandibular third molar, was found histologically to demonstrate the characteristics of a glandular odontogenic cyst with para- and orthokeratinization. These histologic diversities were interpreted as a reflection of the pluripotentiality of the epithelial remnants of the mandibular third molars or dentigerous cyst epithelium. It is possible that it has the capacity to induce the formation of cysts in both squamous and glandular epithelium.

Keyword

Glandular odontogenic cyst; odontogenic keratocyst; dentigerous cyst; mandible
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