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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 28-32

Massive keratocystic odontogenic tumor of mandible crossing the midline in 11-year child: An unusual case report and its management


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Al-Ameen Dental College and Hospital, Bijapur, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Al-Ameen Dental College and Hospital, Bijapur, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Conservative and Endodontics, Al-Ameen Dental College and Hospital, Bijapur, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
A N Sulabha
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Al-Ameen Dental College and Hospital, Athani Road, Bijapur-586108, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2155-8213.110179

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Introduction: Odontogenic keratocyst (OKC) is now designated by World Health Organization (WHO) as keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KCOT). The OKC involves approximately 11% of all the cysts in jaws. OKC possesses tumor-like characteristics because of its clinical behavior. Incidence of occurrence of this lesion in nonnevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome patients before ten is low. Case Report: We report a massive OKC in the anterior region of mandible in a child. Combination of age, sex, size of the lesion, its location, and rapid growth in the present case makes it different from other KCOTs. Our management plan aimed to preserve the natural dentition, shape, function, and continuity of mandible. Discussion: An aggressive treatment modality like enucleation in combination with Carnoy's solution application, as done in the present case might be considered as a viable treatment modality for massive KCOT. The present paper also highlights brief discussion concerning the management of OKC.


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